Today was the third day of All Phases class.
We had quite a few participants from out of state and had a stitcher from Mexico! We admire their genuine eagerness and efforts for learning this art. This phase II design, as shown on picture, is covered during the class, and instructors and students had challenging yet fulfilling moment. During last few days, we were able to exchange our passion for embroidery and deepen friendship through Nuido. Japanese embroidery techniques, which were kept secret among craftsmen, were revealed in public in early 1970's and first taught in oversea country on 1981 at EGA (Embroidery Guild of America) seminar. Without the efforts of predecessors, we were not able to interact in such way. Today, we engraved appreciation toward late master Iwao Saito and those who supported JEC for last 24 years.
During New Students Class/All Phases Class held on July 15-18, 2015, several finished designs were displayed and this is one of them. This cord technique is called Braided: double central which is applied in plum blossom shape. He attended all the way from New York, congratulations!
A stitcher is working on a design called "Suma" during All phases Class. The title Suma is typically known for pine with water flow. The stitches are very fine and colors are carefully selected by her.
Working on "Fuzzy effect" from last All Phases Class. She has expressed color change of a maple leaf by using several different silk threads. Quite a bit of concentration is required for this technique. I'm sure many Nuido stitchers will agree with me.
It is soothing to see such seasonal design, Hydrangea stitched on summer obi fabric called "Sha" A photo from last All Phases class.
A snapshot from potluck class on Saturday, May 12 🙂
The new Phase II sample "203 Suehiro" (with color on fabric) is completed! The color print and box chart will be available in near future. Please note that all samples are stitched by certified professionals with more than 10 years of experience (completed 5 years of apprenticeship and at least 5 years of experience in workshop, Japan) to ensure the quality. This particular piece is stitched by Uematsu-sensei, Japan who has been stitching in workshop for more than 30 years.
Thanks to all new students and all phase stitchers last week (July 12 - 15, 2017) as we had fabulous time! There are quite a few finished pieces to share. This design is Phase 7 Pansy which realistic effect is the theme. We can see that this stitcher accomplished successful color combination.
Another picture to share from last All Phases class. Phase 5 focuses on braided cords, "Kumihimo" in Japanese. Stitcher tackled to managed the curves. Well done!
Another Phase curriculum, Loving Couple. Thank you for sharing this complete design during the class. Nice work on feathers!
It was pleasure to see completed "1105 Summer Hydrangea Scroll"
Stitcher took on a challenge to stitch on special summer obi fabric called "Sha" which has holes between the weave and allow the breeze to pass through. This material is used for summer obi in Japan. Stitcher has stepped up to a new stage and learned "sensitivity." Thank you for bringing this design to the class!
This is very traditional design called Hiogi, cypress fan for nobles, which covers both Phase II & III. Stitcher worked very hard and looks very nice on Superimposed techniqes which are quite advance.