Poor Planning…

Started a beautiful lace summer scarf in a sweet Sakura Pink. But didn’t consider how much lace thread needed to complete the project.

Loved the design, Loved the pattern…until I started to run out of lace color #123.

Stopped in at the nearest Yuzawaya only to discover they were sold out :(

Finally, after 2 months, I found one lonely skein waiting for me at Yuzawaya’s Ginza location!!

So now I’m off and crocheting the piece to be ready for the cool summer air conditioning on the trains.

Lesson learned! Next time I’ll be purchasing a bit more materials than I expect to use, just in case.

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Spring Cherry Blossom Hanging Scroll

Spring cotton hanging scroll: Design inspiration to completion.

From a photo I took last spring of Cherry Trees in a park across the street…

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to a sketch using #2 and colored pencils…

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to the final crochet and embroidery design created on cotton:

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Each sakura is individually hand crocheted and then embroidered detail is added to the cotton. Along with Summer, Fall and a unique Winter scroll I am looking forward to a gallery showing in Tokyo this fall. Love how the hand embroidered accents really make this design pop!