Thanks for the info. My good friend, Janice Routley has taught at many EAC seminars and elsewhere. I'll ask her if she has any info as well. She does exquisite long and short, but I don't think she has taken the JE course.
I'm mostly self taught too and have done most all of the stitching types you mentioned. Too bad we're so far apart.
I found out a week ago that another stitching friend has signed us up to be course testers for a new canvaswork thread painted tulip with blackwork. My stitching friends are always getting me into trouble, but I love it.
For the moment, I'm practicing thread painting on my own.
Great to hear from another Canadian. I hope we can keep in touch.
I am working on the 'Landing Crane', the only one of the three that I like. I have stitched a tail feather and some wing feathers using imitation gold. But, I am considering removing this and using real gold instead. I have lots to finish up, so there is no urgency to make a decision. I am nearly finished phase VII 'Camellias'. I am working on the last petal of the last camellia (upper left side). Then I have the veins and short stitch holding on the leaves to complete. I am hoping to have it framed and will enter it in our Guild show in September. I changed the orange colors (213,215,216,217) suggested by JEC to reds (697,693,102). Although orange is a favorite color, I prefer this piece in red and white. I am not computer savvy enough to figure out how to get photos into a computer and onto a web site. But, I have friends who can show me how.
Wow, you've been busy. I love the Cranes, which one did you do? I'd love to see pictures of your work, if you have some. We have also recently started a Flickr gallery, I'd be delighted to send you an invitation to join if you send me your email in a private message. Via Flickr is a convenient way to upload your pictures to here.
Hello Jane and Carol-Anne. I have been studying Japanese embroidery since 2000. I took an introductory course at the Embroidery Association of Canada seminar in 2000. Since then, I have had instruction in phases !-X as well as going to the Japanese Embroidery Centre in Atlanta Georgia USA for phase X, the crane class and Master's Last Work. I am in the process of completing phases and challenge pieces. I am glad to join the group.
Hi Nancy, welcome to Stitchin Fingers and welcome to the Japanese Embroidery group. My name is Carol-Anne, I'm from Oxford, England and I have been learning JE for 3 years. I am currently working on Karahana for Phase IV.