These are some super fun patches I made for @EriChanHime in a personal swap we had done a while back. Now that they are received I’m making a post for them
First up is this Tori Gate that I based off the floating one in Miyajima which we visited in 2018. I digitally designed the gate and then stitched it out on my embroidery machine, combined with hand embroidery
And here is my photo from when I visited
Next is this cute Kitsune (fox) who is a mixture of machine embroidery (purchased pattern) and hand embroidery He is embroidered on a special japanese fabric and every time I think of him the children’s song pops into my head… kobuta~tanuki~kitsune~neko
Next are these spot sprites from Spirited Away which were SO much fun to make! I designed the candy stars digitally and them embroidered them in matching colours on my machine. The rest I did by hand - their bodies and eyes are made of felt. I even tried out some different embroidery stitches for their arms
Last but not least are these cute kodama! I designed them digitally then used my machine to stitch their outline with an appliqué technique. I made special trips to the fabric store to find a ‘forest’ background fabric. Then the super fun part! I hand painted them with glow in the dark paint so they actually look like real little kodama from the movie, all glow-y in the darkness 🪵
Thank you for looking!