Hope this finds you well? I am pleased to announce that Geisha Girl PDF pattern is now available in the shop.
Geisha Girl is a premium embroidery pattern, as a lot of time and effort went into the design and stitching of this one, and I hope you will agree that she is quite special? I wanted a mate for Thandiswa and Gatsby and loved the simple purity and beauty of these Japanese Portraits. I wanted to capture the silky sheen of her hair & kimono and decided the only way this could be done was in silk shading so this pattern is the successful marriage of both Needlepainting & Whitework with colour.
She is slightly larger than most of my patterns being approx 13.5 x 18cm (5.5 x 7 inches), but I was so wrapped up in the pure pleasure of stitching her that the additional stitching time went by unnoticed! There is nothing difficult about this pattern just many different aspects that can be worked on individually, and come together beautifully.
The project uses a combination of DMC stranded cotton and Au Ver A Soie d’alger silk. You can find a lovely article on these silks by Mary Corbet here. The silk was necessary to create the lovely sheen on her Kimono and in her hair. DMC substitutes have been provided but they will not give the same effect, so if possible use the silk. I have provided a list of online stockists in the pattern where you can purchase the silk and I promise it will be worth the extra effort and expense!
Iron on transfer
As always there is an iron on transfer available for Geisha Girl, so you don’t need to worry about tracing the design, although there is also a tracing outline provided for those who feel confident to do this.
Geisha Girl and the Floral Alphabet will be the last new patterns in the shop this year as I need to get moving on the new book deadline which approaches in 2019! You have lots of stitching to get on with and I know many of you are using the floral monograms & wreaths for Christmas presents, so have fun with that.
Till next time wherever you are in the world, keep smiling and happy stitching!