Nejiribana - spiralling flower designs - Japanese embroidery
"The hands are the exit of the spirit"
Master Iwao Saito

Five Fans - July 2015 - in progress

Five Fans - July 2015 - in progress

Five Fans - a design of uchiwa fans.

This was one of the first designs I attempted, but I only started the work recently. It is being embroidered using mainly weavers silks.

Grapes and Leaves - October 2014 - completed, February 2017

Grapes and Leaves - October 2014 - completed, February 2017

Grapes and Leaves design in progress. Lots of practice on large foundations on this piece.

Updated February 13th 2017

Shadow Chrysanthemum February 2016 - completed

Shadow Chrysanthemum February 2016 - completed

Embroiderd on black kimono silk using black flat silk and a mult coloured crinkle metallic. 32 hours of embroidery.

Christmas Chrysanthemum - completed, December 2015

Christmas Chrysanthemum - completed, December 2015

Design from Hemingway embroidery transfers. Simple techniques have been used to embroidery this piece. Mostly embroidered using flat silk.

Moon Cherries - October 2015 - completed

Moon Cherries - October 2015 - completed

Moon Cheries. A new design for Japanese Embroidery UK.

Morning Glories in sagara nui - September 2014 - completed

Morning Glories in sagara nui - September 2014 - completed

Images of the small morning glory design which uses a single technique - sagara nui (knots).

This design was embroidered as an experiment in using a single technique.

Shell Box - June 2014 - completed

Shell Box - June 2014 - completed

A module design for the Jpanese Embroidery Academy. This module teaches superimposed techniques

Kokeshi sisters - March 2014 - Completed

Kokeshi sisters - March 2014 - Completed

Embroidered kokeshi design. The motifs in this piece are based on sho chiku bai - the three friends of winter. Plum, pine, bamboo.

Kusano Lilly - July 2013 - completed

Kusano Lilly - July 2013 - completed

In the deep mountains, a beautiful river is flowing. Here a white lilly is flowering in solitude, a strong image of the force of life.

Inspiration - chrysanthemum obi

Inspiration - chrysanthemum obi

Recently purchased from Ichiroya, this beautiful obi shows signs of wear but the embroidery is beautiful. It features silk, gold, and urushi coated threads.