Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I am now into ...

I'm now so much into drawn thread work. It's a simple work but takes sooooooooo much time! Gee, it took me more than a couple hours just to finish those cross motieves on linen. I really like it. I guess this handwork is not popular any longer, but I wonder if anyone out there enjoys the work just like I do???

8 comments:

Amanda said...

Your crosses are very pretty. Will they be coasters?

A few years back (before I started knitting), I did some of this kind of work. Here it's called hardanger. My online needlework store (Nordic Needle) has a lot of hardanger patterns, so I assume that lots of people do it.

I made a 6-panel design and entered it in the county fair (got a blue ribbon!) and haven't done any since!

*Kumi said...

Amanda,

I didn't know you were into hardanger before. I know hardanger and there're some people here in Japan who enjoy it. But I'm not really into that one. I only enjoy those simple drawn thread work.
It's so nice to hear that you won the prize! Phew! Why don't you start it over once again, eh?
hehehe!

Amanda said...

Oh, I didn't realize that drawn-thread was different. They're both pretty!

And I see now that my wording was confusing. It's not "my" store, it's just where I go to buy needlework stuff!

*Kumi said...

Amanda,

I guess drawn thread work and hardanger is part of "whitework". Here we have different books on them.

Hehehe, thanx a lot for leaving the comment on that point. I was wondering, Amanda runs a great business!! Not things got cleared out. Arigato!

Gina said...

Those are really sweet and pretty.

kawaii crafter said...

I think they look just lovely.

jessica

*Kumi said...

Gina,

thanks so much!!
glad to hear that!
:D

*Kumi said...

kawaii crafter,

really? happy to hear that.
thanks, Jessica!