The strips are first outlined with Japanese running stitch and then stitched in diagonal layer – yes, more short diagonal stitches!
The papers change colour two or three times along their length. The colour change is perpendicular to the edge and, unusually for Japanese embroidery, the stitches overlap so there is no gap between the colours.
© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway
The noshi tie is done in gold so, of course, I am leaving that until later.