The working surface is very different from the mono canvases to which we're accustomed. Rozashi stitching is done on starched silk gauze material called a "ro". There are 3 horizontal threads, called "dan" that are woven very close together and are considered as one thread for stitching. This causes an elongated vertical stitch. A very pretty effect. The "ro" is glued to a thin wood frame and all stitching is done "in hand"--no floor or table stands needed, at least not for a project this small. And the twisted silk threads are scrumptious. They reflect so much light.
I'm even learning to count up to three in Japanese. Ichi is one, ni is two and san is three. This count is important as all stitches are done over ichi, ni or san dan. Margaret Kinsey's instruction booklet is wonderful and the added lessons through CyberPointers are very helpful.
Here's what I've done so far.
Rozashi Imari Sampler through 11/12/17
|Closeup of the "dan" row of a "ro" canvas|