"I typically use 3 -> 1 soft twist (must be S twist) and I take my stitch fairly close to where I first came up thru the silk. I use the same method as Jessica describes, but when carefully pulling the thread thru and inserting the tekobare in the…"
Silks - Japanese Embroidery
But I have had a long interest in many types of hand embroidery, crochet and quilting. I love threads, fabrics, beads, lace, and mostly silks.
Where did you learn your textile skills?
Certified Japanese Embroidery Center Teacher, Tonie Evans
For years, I was self taught using books and charts before I joined groups that exposed me to other stitchers who I could learn from.
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I am currently a Phase IX student in Japanese Embroidery and it is what I spend the most of my stitch time on. The Japanse Embroidery Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA teaches "The hands are the exit for the spirit." I believe this no matter what type of embroidery or handwork you do. One can see the spirit of a person in their finished work.
Thank you Terry, I am already stitching, they brought my right eye to almost 20/20 vision, the colors are all beautiful again, now I am happy to have my left eye done in two weeks. Have a great weekend. Connie
Thank you for your nice comments on the completion of my TAST-2012 sampler! It has been a busy few weeks for me with lots of teaching and a knitting and stitching show. This week will see a lot of catching up and some creation of new ideas for future courses and workshops.
Hi Terry, thank you for all your nice comments, I miss your pictures, are you still stitching? I do wish I didn't have to sleep, I have so many projects I want do, I probably don't have the time in my life time to get it all done, I am finishing a runner right now and my mind is already on the next one, or two, or three. Have a great weekend. Connie
Terry, thank you for taking time to look at my "stuff" and your kind comments. I so enjoyed looking at your Japanese pieces. I am going from front to back in the photo pages, so I'm hoping to discover more as I get further along. There is so much talent and beauty on this site, as I've said so many times, but it's eye-opening to see what people produce.
Hi Terry, it sure was lonely around here without you, I was wondering what happened. Your work is stunning, it is too bad you missed the class, but there ia always another year, and I hope we will see more of you. Have a great day. Connie
Dear Terry, thank you for your comment on my stitched dog! I have fallen behind with Tast badly. Due to organsing the Open Day for the RSN Netherlands next Saturday, little time is left for stitching on my projects. Have a nice day, Jessica