Japanese Embroidery Book IV
A gorgeous collection of superb embroideries in full color. It includes designs which late master Iwao Saito preferred among thousand of embroideries he produced. The cover design "Shell Matching Game Box" is one of the masterpiece created by master.
JEC recommend this book to study the color and design of Japanese embroidery established by the master. Both in English and Japanese. 65 pages
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Page view from Japanese Embroidery - Book IV
Black formal kimono: Early Spring
A design of early spring. at the foot of the ancient pine tree, bush bamboo, chrysanthemums, dandelions, violets, and horsetail are blooming. The plum is covered with snow. This design was inspired by old pictures, and the combination of motifs is very interesting.
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Semi-formal obi: A Shell Box
Each pair of clam shells matches and will never fit with any other shell. This idea mirrors the man and wife who have vowed to always belong to each other. This elegant game was played by the nobility at court.
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Framed Pictures Worked by American Students of Master Iwao Saito: Flower Circles.
The embroiderers of these pieces began their study of Japanese embroidery in the United States in 1980s' and were selected as the best stitchers. Their achievement after six years can be seen!
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We often use bamboo motifs on our designs too.
Rhizomes, reaching out to one another beneath the earth, Support each other against even a gale, invisibly yet firmly.
This piece is a cover of Japanese Embroidery Book V http://japaneseembroidery.com/m/index.php/publications-43/print-books/series-book-v.html#.URUdtPJsvRY
Japanese embroidery obi.
There are limitless possibilities in Nuido.
The Cosmos, Dear to Our Hearts
This design was created with a gratitude to a physician who gave a successful surgery to Shuji Tamura, successor to Master Iwao Saito.
Undergoing his trials, he came to know the harmony of the cosmos: four seasons; past, present, and future; this world and the other world; medical science and embroidery; sea, land, and sky. He summoned all of the experience of his fifty-two years of life and squeezed out his ability into creating an image.
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The energy flowing from the whirling patterns of the chrysanthemums evokes the memory of the ancient faith in the sun. The other flowers symbolize happiness.
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This series of kimonos are long-sleeved for young ladies.
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In the previous post, we introduced the Nuido World Exhibition held in Cambridge, UK.
If you would like to view the whole designs, the 2007 Nuido World Exhibition Catalog in CD-ROM (PDF) is available through our web store.
Special features of the CD include Fan Screen Fusion between East and West, inspired by one of Kurenai-kai's most beautiful masterpiece designs, and stitched especially for WE 2007 by UK members. Also featured are Sakai Hoitsu's impressive Flowers and Birds of the Four Seasons rendered in silk, and thirty-nine konbuin-no-fukusa reproduced from Japan's historic Cultural Property, and created for the exhibition by Japanese students of Kurenai-Kai.
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The numerous designs born from this tradition represent the decorative pattern at its zenith. Every time we look at these wonderful embroidered designs, we marvel anew at the richly intuitive awareness for form and compositional beauty depicted by artists with a sensitive eye for the subtle changes of the seasons and an aesthetic feeling for nature.
The line drawings for embroidery designs are categorized by motifs such as seasonal birds and flowers, distinctive circular designs, scrolling flowers and plants, and geometrical patterns. It is an excellent source for designs that can be applied in a variety of art and craft genres.
These are Japanese iris designs from Japanese Pattern II Book. You will see many iris motifs in the journey of Nuido. Cloud with irises design gives celestial atmosphere where as irises with pine needles gives impression of casual yet dignified feeling.
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Since we have tradition of 1600 years in Japanese embroidery, we have limitless designs available for you!
Why not join the journey of Nuido, the way of embroidery? We have enthusiastic teachers around the world in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, United States, The Netherlands, New Zealand etc. (There are also Japanese bead teachers) And there are students in more than 20 different nationalities.
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We are wholeheartedly waiting for you!
This indispensable collection of designs explores new expressions and includes commentary on traditional embroidery techniques. It is hoped that the highly original designs in this volume will provide enjoyment as well as creative inspiration for many readers.
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Doll motifs are also popular in Japanese embroidery. Stitching on tiny kimono might be challenging!
A subtle plum tree design.
This is a snapshot of old portfolio book which Master Iwao Saito produced (kimono). Indeed, he was a man of creation.
Jakago with Bridge.
This design is mainly gold work. Cloud in purple and Jakago (basket-like motif) create elegant atmosphere. If you love couching techniques, this is one for you!
This embroidery is produced by master Iwao Saito and the original painting was of Ito Jakuchu, famous Japanese painter around 19th century.
Powerful strokes of Jakuchu was expressed by thicker threads and realistic effects.
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This is another embroidery design based on the painting of Ito Jakuchu. The reflection of silk thread makes myriad of color variation. Art design with silk threads make indescribable beauty.
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We recently had many people interested in eBook - Japanese Embroidery The Techniques Based on Nuido, so let us explain little bit about it.
It Contains 111 pages in full color with over 80 photographs and more than 40 stitch techniques. Official textbook used in JEC classes worldwide with an introductory explanation of Nuido, the way of embroidery. It is also owned by many well-known embroidery artists around the world!
Stitch techniques include layering, holding, creating geometric effects, couching, padding, knots, braided cords, and realistic effects.
You can try the free eBook sample before you buy.
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This eBook can be viewed on PC or MAC. You can also transfer the eBook to your mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone, Android tablets & phones etc (Kindle is not supported)
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We are so thrilled to be able to share this art of Nuido with you!
Kimono - Wisteria
This picture is an example of wisteria design interpreted with Japanese embroidery techniques.
As you may already know, it is a different kind of wisteria from the previous picture posted yesterday. Please take a look at the color.
Stunning gradation of dye matches with the dignity of wisteria. Exciting piece to stitch!
New Japanese Embroidery textbook is coming up!
Currently at JEC, we are working hard on editing the textbook in self-publishing basis. We will be publishing in English first, and in other languages (hopefully!) Here's a sneak preview...