I've been wanting to try embroidery for so long but somehow kept postponing it constantly. I feel that right now I need to find new ways to express my creativity so this is my moment to concentrate on learning something new. I went through my bookshelf and found a couple of Japanese embroidery books and magazines. I love Piu Sudo's work! Too bad her website didn't exist any longer but I found this book online here.
Delightful Creations with Embroidery and Appliqué by Piu Sudo is full of inspiring pictures and patterns. As the patterns are for personal use only, I never use them as they are. Nonetheless they work as a source of inspiration.
I made little drawing on my sketchbook.
Here's my first try, it's made freehand without any drawing on fabric. Masterpieces are yet to come but so far I enjoy making these!
Another try with a butterfly and a leaf motive to accompany a sakura flower on my upcycled fabric with nice prints. After making all embroideries I will continue with my sewing machine. These are supposed to turn out zippered clutches. Maybe I'll come up with a completely new idea too. Learning continues!
Wishing a creative day to you!