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I’m designing and embroidering a kiku han-eri (chrysanthemum collar) in the style of this one:
And this is the design I’ve drawn up. If any part of it looks “odd” or you think something should be altered, let me know! Thanks.
(Edit: I won’t be fixing the fuzziness as it wont be an issue)
That’s awesome! My only observation is that the vines and flowers on the model piece are all very uniform. The vines are a consistent width, and the flowers are almost identical (and equally sized). I think that’s what makes the pattern really work.
This looks like a killer project. Super cool.
Thanks Pete. I’ll make sure I keep that in mind when I can start stitching it.
I’m not sure if the dots should be more uniform that I have them… Hmm.
The thing is I’ve seen a few attempts at this kind of thing and with uniform dots your eyes really notice if any single one is out of line and since you use thread they’re not dots so much a short dashes… and then my eye loves to join them up. Ahh, decisions.
Awesome. It’s looking nice and uniform. I would caution you on those tangents that accidentally occur, and encourage you to consider the negative space between the objects as characters as important as the vines, leaves, and flowers. I see several places where two separate objects **almost** touch and create a tangent. My eyes went to these places. Uniformity is the defining characteristic. Also, it appears there is one flower with no vines, and it’s surrounded by a large space. I’d address this somehow.
Consulting the reference, it’s hard to find any significant empty spaces, or places where things are more congested.
I’d follow that same rule with the beads (or dots). Keep them irregularly distributed but uniformly spaced.
Yeah, I think so! Don’t you?
It looks more like a pattern to me now. Not that it doesn’t before, but now it’s moreso. I think revising the drawing was worth it. The flowers are all about the same size, the vines follow the same kind of pattern, and the negative spaces are all more or less uniform.
This thing is gonna be cool.