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