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.