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Nejiribana - spiralling flower designs

I create one of a kind hand embroideries using kimono silk and flat silk thread.  Pieces can take anything from 30 or so hours to over 300 (embroidery time) to complete.

I am a graduate authorised tutor of the Japanese Embroidery Center, Atlanta (the only centre for JE outside Japan) and am currently their only teacher in the NW of England.  I am enjoying bringing Japanese embroidery to a new generation of embroiderers in the UK.  I also sell vintage Japanese fabric in my Etsy shop.

I have only just started exhibiting my work here in the UK - I hope that joining TAFA will bring my work to a wider audience.

Artist's Statement:  I consider myself to be both artist and craftswoman.

All my pieces are created by hand following the way of NUIDO and its three aspects: the acquisition of technical skills and knowledge, the development of artistic sensitivity and awareness, and understanding the spiritual aspects of shishu.

I will always consider myself to be a student of 'nuido' - the way of embroidery, I aim to continue to develop and improve my skills and knowledge as long as I am able to embroider.

"The hands are the exit of the spirit."
- Master Iwao Saito

Location: Lancashire, United Kingdom
Online shop: nejiribana
Languages spoken: English

"Yo-yo San", Japanese Embroidery by Jane Smith

Tags: embroidery, Japan, silk, kimono, art, design, retail, handmade

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