Until the last Saturday, we held a pilot class for upcoming EGA seminar at Virginia, Alexandria. We are experimenting some gold beads for pollens of plum motifs. We thought the result is quite effective. Also, several more stamens will be applied afterwards.
This original design will be taught in Alexandria, Virgina from November 2 - 6, 2016.
Open registration is until August 15, so please sign up if you are interested!
Lecture on November 2, 2016
Color in Japanese embroidery has had a central role in the development of the traditional art form throughout its 1600-year history. The historical development is a collaboration of embroidery, color dye, and other traditional crafts. The traditional arts of Sado (tea ceremony), Shodo (calligraphy), Kado (flowers, ikebana), Judo (martial arts), and Kendo (martial art of the sword) have attained their high quality by integrating techniques with the spiritual concept of “the way” (-do). Traditional Japanese embroidery has evolved in its thousand-year history into Nuido, the way of embroidery, emphasizing the connections between the heart and the techniques. We continue to strive to heighten the level of Nuido, combining embroidery and other traditional crafts. The EGA project, Plum in Praise, is a milestone of this grand challenge.