Huge thanks must go to Jackie Hall for all the organising she did prior to and during the courses. Thanks as well to Tamura san and Kazumi san for travelling from JEC to teach on the courses, they had a very busy 10 days teaching 4 different courses.
Our phase 10 class was taken by Kazumi san, whose patience with all our questions over the 5 days was phenomenal. I did very little work on Kusudama during the week, but did make a start and I'll be blogging my process as I go.
During week 2 Tamura san took us through his thoughts and design ideas for a large instalment piece which will be unveiled at the World Exhibition in 2011. Many embroiderers from all over the world will be working on this piece, I'll keep a track of what I'm stitching for this but won't be blogging about it until after it has been unveiled in Australia in 2011. And just so there is some embroidery in this post - this is a photo of a lovely obi worn by Kazumi san during the week.