Advanced Class introduces the Phase X student to more challenging designs. At the present time, it is the highest level attainable to students of Japanese embroidery. (Further phases may be added in the future.) Available to all students who have completed the first ten phases.


2018 Advanced Class Theme – Scenery of Japan

The next year’s advanced class theme will be focusing on the landscape of Japan. There are so many sceneries that have been loved and cherished for thousands of years such as Mount Fuji.

Also, some of landmarks are used for the symbol of hope. In one of the design, there’s ‘miracle pine’ that survived the tsunami driven by great earthquake occurred in 2011 in Japan. It has immortalized as a monument to the victims of the disaster. There are thousands of survivors who lost their families and have no strength to live. But this symbol of rare survivor is keep encouraging them without any words. There are several techniques that are used especially for the sceneries and we are thrilled to introduce them to you!Please contact us or visit our website for more details.

We will be waiting for your participation!

  • Date

    Atlanta:

    • March 5 – 9, 2018
  • Place

    Atlanta: Japanese Embroidery Center

  • Design

    Scenery designs (approximate dimension)
    Design dimensions: L15″ x W15″
    Recommended fabric: Uchikake – Gold with Color
    Recommended fabric length: 20″

    Details will be announced later.

Or You Can Bring Your Own Project

Do you have a challenging project that you always hoped to tackle or an appealing project in your stash? This is the perfect time to work on it!
You will also be able to start on your Fractal Project piece, which is growing in numbers now that we have more than 60 completed pieces delivered from Japan.

Registration

If you wish to reserve your seat for Atlanta class which will be more than likely to fill up quickly, please register from below.

Phoenix by Ito Jakuchu for 2017 Advanced Class (Atlanta)

This year’s Advanced Classes provided the great opportunity to experience the stitching of the White Phoenix by Ito Jakuchu. The theme is inspired by Ito Jakuchu and this class is long-waited for many stitchers just as the peacock. This design is shown on cover of Summer 2016 Nuido Journal and on publication of, The Nuido World Collection Vol II on page 98 – 99. This class will be held at JEC, Atlanta (March 6 -10, 2017)

Ito Jakuchu (1716 – 1800), creator of the White Peacock, was an amazing artist whose life and work fits extremely well with the concepts of Nuido. His life was based upon the earnest wish for technical mastery of his art, sensitivity and spirituality. The Peacock and Phoenix are two scrolls in a group of 30 that became his masterwork, called the Colorful Realm. Over a period of approximately ten years, he painted nature with great technical skill, and his own personal style and spirit.

For the year 2017, we will have the challenge of taking on the White Phoenix design, which officially forms a pair with the Peacock. It is wonderful, just as is the Peacock, but different. The Peacock is quiet, the Phoenix is full of energy. Both birds are considered holy birds in Japan. The mythical phoenix was associated with eras of benevolent rule.
We also would like to welcome the stitchers who have already taken the Peacock class or would like to take it for the first time. We will prepare a new session to polish the skills you already learned, and work on the surrounding areas such as flowers, and pine tree.

Another highlight for this class is Jakuchu’s Reverse Coloring (Urazaishiki). By applying paint to the backside of the artwork, he accomplished complex expressions using limited pigment he could get in that era. We applied this effect using dye (on front side) and further deepening his expression using silk and metallic threads.
The image contains the new coloring effect on bird area (optional).

Please contact us or visit our website for more details.
We will be waiting for your participation!

  • Date

    Atlanta:

    • March 6 – 10, 2017
  • Place

    Atlanta: Japanese Embroidery Center

  • Design

    Phoenix
    Design dimensions: L30″ x W15″
    Recommended fabric: Uchikake – Gold with Color
    Recommended fabric length: 31″

    Details will be announced later.

Or You Can Bring Your Own Project

Do you have a challenging project that you always hoped to tackle or an appealing project in your stash? This is the perfect time to work on it!
You will also be able to start on your Fractal Project piece, which is growing in numbers now that we have more than 60 completed pieces delivered from Japan.

Registration

If you wish to reserve your seat for Atlanta class which will be more than likely to fill up quickly, please register from below.

Peacock by Ito Jakuchu for 2016 Advanced Class (Atlanta and Japan Trip)

We cordially welcome all phase X graduates to register for the next 2016 Advanced Class. The theme will be Peacock inspired by Ito Jakuchu. This class is long-waited for many stitchers and we appreciate your patience. This design is shown on page 5 of the publication, Japanese Embroidery the World of Kurenai-kai. This class will be held at JEC, Atlanta (March 7 -11, 2016 & August 8 – 12, 2016 with free optional stitching day on 13th as we have design class on 15 – 16) and Kurenai-kai, Japan (September 21 – 25, 2016)

Ito Jakuchu (1716 – 1800) is a well-known Japanese painter of the mid-Edo period, whose paintings examine traditionally Japanese subjects, particularly birds. Many of his otherwise traditional works display a great degree of experimentation with perspective, details, and with other very modern stylistic elements.

To make this class a better experience for each stitcher, we made a trip to Japan and learned special methods of expression from Mr. Yamashita at the Kurenai-kai workshop. It is quite challenging to express the intricate brush strokes and distinctive expression of Ito Jakuchu, but interpretation with silk threads and metallic threads brings about new dimension to the path of Nuido. We are also preparing a stitching video.

As for the fabric, we will be using Uchikake – Gold fabric which is wider than most standard-width fabrics.
You have an option for gold leaf. If so, please submit fabric order 35 days prior to the desired shipment date, or the class date.

  • Date

    Atlanta:

    • March 7 – 11, 2016
    • August 8 – 12, 2016 with free optional stitching day on 13th

    Japan trip

    • September 21 – 25, 2016
  • Place

    Atlanta: Japanese Embroidery Center
    Japan: Kurenai-kai

  • Design

    WKB08-005 Peacock
    Design dimensions: L27″ x W15″
    Recommended fabric: Uchikake – Gold with Color
    Recommended fabric length: 33″

Or You Can Bring Your Own Project

Do you have a challenging project that you always hoped to tackle or an appealing project in your stash? This is the perfect time to work on it!
You will also be able to start on your Fractal Project piece, which is growing in numbers now that we have more than 60 completed pieces delivered from Japan.

Registration

If you wish to reserve your seat for Atlanta class which will be more than likely to fill up quickly, please register from below.
As for Japan trip, we will announce you via JEC newsletter and Facebook as soon as we have an update.
If you wish to subscribe to JEC Store Newsletter for any updates on 2016 Advanced class at Kurenai-kai Japan, please sign up from here)

Rising Carp with Special Dye (Please note that this class is for Phase X graduates only) March 2- 5, 2015

We are getting ready for our next Advanced Class at JEC, which will be held on March 2- 5, 2015. The main theme for the class will be Rising Carp which can be viewed on “Japanese Embroidery the World of Kurenai-kai” on page 62.

Mr. Tamura applied dye on the fabric so that the small motifs, which were originally stitched with superimposed technique, can be now stitched directly on the dyed fabric. You will see that the richness and luxury atmosphere will still be maintained because of the dye, without the intimidating superimposed technique, which is considered one of the most difficult techniques in Japanese embroidery.

Please make sure to include Design “WKB08-062 Rising Carp” in the same cart OR you can attach/upload your Fabric Order Form on this page.

For the fabric, we recommend Nishijin – Gold/Silver with Color.

Upon checkout, please select “JEC Pickup” for shipment. If you are not Georgia resident and if tax is not included in total, please note that you will be charged for 7% Georgia sales tax at the time of pickup.

Or You Can Bring Your Own Project

Do you have a challenging project that you always hoped to tackle or an appealing project in your stash? This is the perfect time to work on it!

You will also be able to start on your Fractal Project piece, which is growing in numbers now that we have more than 60 completed pieces delivered from Japan.

To reserve seat, please register from below option at least 15 days before the first day of class.

ONLINE APPLICATION

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Advanced Class 2014 (March 3 – 6)

We are excited to annouce the upcoming Advanced Class 2014. For this time, we will be proposing the refined design of “Playing with Scrolls with Color” which can be referred to  in “Japanese Embroidery the World of Kurenai-kai”

Another option will be working on the Fractal Project or another design you wish to bring, however, Mr. Tamura highly recommends working on this special theme to further deepen the traditional colors and history behind it.

We are trying to reach a higher dimension through applying color on fabric. If you wish not to have the color applied, please indicate accordingly on online store or fabric order form.

The theme for this year is the dimension and movement.

By the combination of color (dye) and technique, we will take on a challenge to express the dimension and movement.

To reserve your seat, please register from here.

Please make sure to include Design “WKB08-064 Playing with Scrolls” in the same cart OR you can attach/upload your Fabric Order Form in the registration page.