Artist statement

I consider myself to be both artist and craftswoman.

My medium is traditional Japanese embroidery, which is created using only the finest quality silk thread embroidered onto fine quality kimono silk.  I am a graduate authorised tutor of the Japanese Embroidery Center, Atlanta (the only centre for JE outside Japan), but 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

All my pieces are created by hand following the way of NUIDO (the way of embroidery) 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.

If you would like to get in touch please email - info(at)nejiribana dot co dot uk

Voirrey Embroidery Centre July - August 2010
Hand Embroidery Network - September - November 2009
Millyard Gallery - Uppermill August 2009
JEC World Exhibition of Japanese Embroidery - Kaetsu Centre, Cambridge 2007
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