Hardanger and filet lacis use some filling stitches in common. The Swedish embroidery called naversom starts out by withdrawing threads and then doing pulled stitches ( faggot and reverse faggot) and darning stitch. The darning stitch is also used in Hardanger and filet. Everything mates with everything else and we end up with all these fascinating hybrids proliferating all over the place. One could never get bored.
Hi Pam. Thank you for your kind comments. Appreciation of a piece of embroidery by another stitcher is particularly meaningful to me as a fellow stitcher knows the work involved in producing the piece. --Nancy
I have just recently joined the JE group here and am trying to catch up with everyone.
I have been doing japanese embroidery in Australia for about a year and a half now and am currently working on Phase IV Embroidery Sculpture.
I see that you are working on Bouquet - it is a beautiful piece.
Bouquet was my first piece and although I felt very daunted when I first started, I felt a real sense of accomplishment when it was finished - I was surprised I could actually do it.
I found it quite difficult as I had very little previous embroidery experience - there were parts I really struggled with, but just loved the challenge and the end result was worth it.
I will be taking some photos of my finished pieces soon, so hope these could help encourage you.
Hi Pam, I am also studying JE, I am now on Phase IV but still have Phase III to finish. I have not done Boquet, I did Hanayama for Phase I. I some times feel, I would like to do a practice piece before the phase piece so that the phase piece will be better, but that is daft, I know :-)