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Jan 23, 2012

Watch Out! Shoguns!!! UPDATED

Yoritomo, the First Shogun of Japan (Leigh Designs)
My latest stitch guide is for the newest of Leigh Designs--the Shogun series.  I stitched Yoritomo, the first Shogun of Japan, to act as a model for the January 2012 TNNA show in Phoenix.

Three Backgrounds, All in Two Shades of Perle Cotton
He set up the Shogunate in 12th Century Japan but his descendants didn't rule for long.  Other samurai families took over to rule shortly for seven hundred years.  You can see some of the most famous of them in Leigh's series depicting this warlike but cultured ruling class.  By the way, the symbols in the background are all mons, or the family crests for each Shogun.
http://www.LeighDesigns.com/Sgl7150.html

http://www.LeighDesigns.com/Grp715x.html

Then There Is Fabulous Armor--And BEADS!
The stitch guide for Yoritomo is available from Leigh Designs or directly from me.  Click on the CLICK HERE TO BUY STITCH GUIDES link above for more details.

UPDATE:  I'm not the only one who has done a stitch guide for one of Leigh's Shogun series.  Ruth Schmuff has one available for Otomaro.
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2012/08/otomaro-from-shogun-series.html

http://www.bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/details.php?pid=12814&pname=Otomaro

2 comments:

  1. Jane, it's just breathtaking. I was disappointed when Leigh's Facebook post of the design wouldn't enlarge on my screen. You solved that and much, much more! The armor and sword are incredible. Such a triumph of stitching!

    Nancy

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  2. Glad to help out, Nancy. The sword blade is all beads. The armor, well, it's a zillion things!

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