"I've been following your renovations online and waiting for more on the stitching front. I've been out of commission myself for almost 3 months as the result of a dislocated shoulder -- thanks to a yoga class! My hand slipped off the…"
"I totally agree with all the positive comments below! You have created a beautiful, sophisticated design that will be a treasured keepsake for the newlyweds. I is a design that would be more than worthy of publication so others can use…"
"Thanks, Christa! I looked up Uguisu and love it -- the blushing colors are wonderful, it's a very happy feeling scene. I watch Jane's blog, too, so I have seen Yoyosan and thoroughly enjoy her writings. I know what you mean about the…"
Your wedding sampler is absolutely beautiful. I love your choices of elements, color, balance, and techniques. They is a very special harmony and elegance to your design. What other pieces are you thinking of designing?…"
"I've seen your Yoyosan and loved her! I used a running stitch through tracing paper to transfer the design to my silk. It's tedious, but it works. I also made great use of Adobe Photoshop to make flip the left side design to a…"
"Love the design Jeanne, such simple elements but they work beautifully.
I've been doing some designs of my own for a while now, I always enjoy working out the process and stitches. It takes much longer to produce a piece this way but I…"
All needlework, but especially Japanese Embroidery. I have done counted stitch, stump work , and crewel, but Japanese Embroidery is my real love!
Where did you learn your textile skills?
I am currently a Phase X student of Tonie Evans, with Christine Kellogg in Silver Spring. MD. I first learned needlework in grade school from the nuns who taught me. I've loved it ever since. I've done tailoring, as well, and made wedding dresses for two of my sisters.
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I'm a mother of 5 and grandmother of 12 (9 grandsons), all so dear to me. My husband and I live on the water in St. Mary's County in southern Maryland, USA, along with our 15 year old Border Terrier, Spike, the wonder dog!
Hi Jeanne. My husband and I plan to visit the world exhibit of JE at the University of Kentucky toward the end of June, around the 23rd or 24th. I have visited the world exhibits when held in Atlanta USA in 2000 (before it went to New Zealand) and in Cambridge UK in 2007. My husband is quite interested in flight, air craft and the history of flight, so we will also be spending time in Dayton, Ohio visiting the airplane museums too. If you are there in April, we will definitely not be able to meet, but enjoy the exhibit. The 2 that we have seen were wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed our visits. On display were examples of the phases, kimono, panels of embroidery, obi--all wonderfully stitched. In Cambridge, the scroll was on display and it was amazing--such realistic images of plants, birds and insects.
Hi Jeanne, thank you for posting the pictures of your Phase pieces. Your stitching is just lovely. I am always fascinated to see how different everyone's phase pieces are. I find the Ducks particularly interesting. Given that they are all stitched on exactly the same fabric with the same colour scheme it amazes me that they are so individual. I'm sure that if we put a whole bunch of them together we could easily pick out our own.
Hi Jeanne, thanks for the comment on the blog. I'm glad you find it interesting. Looking forward to seeing your Kusudama on green develop and grow. Take lots of pictures to share won't you. Have a great time at the centre.
Hi Jeanne, thanks for the comment on Kusudama. It was a wonderful piece to stitch and very useful to review all the techniques.
The phase 10 class with Kazumi was great, we pretty much went through the entire text book from beginning to end. Kazumi is a great teacher, very patient with all our questions and going over things more than once. I'm sure you'll enjoy your class when you get there.