"@Everyone: Thank you all for the comments.
@Shirley: The tiny stitches are chain stitches. You can read more about the techniques in my blog.
@avo meri: I´ll join again in another competition.
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Thank you Vincent for your suggestions. I will contact Mireille Amar too; I had met her a few years ago while attending a class at the Japanese Embroidery Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. I will send you a list of places we visited when we return in June.
Hi Vincent. I will be visiting Paris for 1 week in June, 2010. If you have any suggestions of textile museums to visit or embroidery/fabric shops to browse, I would appreciate learning about them. Thank you for your assistance.
Hi Vincent, thanks for the comment on the arrowroot picture. I am very lucky to have this piece and it is quite quite beautiful. I often study it and wonder if I'll ever get to be half that good.
It is a wonderful source of inspiration.
Your work is brilliant. I hope you have many happy years working on Japanese embroidery. I also have to travel a long way for classes. I started in New Zealand, and these days I have to travel from Brisbane to Adelaide. But it's worth it!
I guess your embroidery journey will go on forever! One day, after mastering all embroidery skills, you will be able to create your own art embroidery that no one has ever seen before.
I do not know of any books that have got only needle boxes, but I have a Japanese book of box making. You already know of Totsuka shishu,using different styles of stitch techniques to make something useful, including sashiko,kogin sashi ,European stitches too. Why are you interested in Tosuka shishu so much? You already have got skills. Is your journey to find your own style?
I have not gone very far yet. Michiko
Hi sorry it took me a while to join us as friends. Your work is amaing and so diverse. I see you enjoy fine work. I love your sashiko - I have been meaning to try some for quite some time. Looking forward to keeping in touch.
I also made a vitorian neede box which I stitched beads on silk canvas for 4 side panels of the box. Do you like diffrent needle works?I guess from your photos.
I have just started doing Japanese embroidery .
Thank ou for you kind comments about my bugs. Yes, I designed all the insects in the piece. I looked at real bug in the Google image tab. It was fun, just a sort of sampler or study to see what would happen.