Thursday, 24 July 2008

Japan Day 2008

Well there has been a bit of a gap in my posts. Life here has been very busy for the past few weeks, so I have done very little stitching.

Last Saturday was Japan Day 2008 in Liverpool where we had a stand and were demonstrating our stitching. We had a great day and were overwhelmed by the number of visitors we had to our stall and by all the lovely things they had to say about our work. A big thank you to everyone who came along and said hello.

We had lots of interest from all age groups

I am surrounded by Japanese embroidery every day and see so much beautiful work by my fellow students that I forget sometimes there aren't that many of us and am always surprised by the reaction of people who are seeing traditional Japanese embroidery for the first time.
I shouldn't be really as it is the same response I had, but it is lovely to experience and even more lovely to talk to new people about my passion.

Lena and Carol-Anne deep in conversation with some visitors
Me working on Iris Stream (it's nearly finished I promise!)
Carol-Anne working on Bridge Between East and West - a new design introduced at the 2007 World Exhibition
Sue working on Bouquet from the heart of Japan


Anonymous said...

great to see you having such a good time. wish i could have visited!

Anonymous said...

It is so good when one can see the face "behind" the blog. Nice meeting you! Happy to know about the good time you had.

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