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Japanese Embroidery (shishu in Japanese) is a hand-embroidery technique that is over 1000 years old. The exquisite designs are based on seasons and celebrations. You can find these primarily on the traditional dress of kimono and obi. This unique type of embroidery uses pure silk threads, and works on the finest quality of silk and metallic fabrics. All equipment used is Japanese. These include very fine handmade needles.
Instruction in the techniques are given in an orderly progression to develop your skill. Along with instruction in technique you will be introduced to the symbolism and colour usage that form part of the tradition of Japanese Embroidery. The serenity of the surrounding grounds of Hawkwood embellishes this retreat, a splendid setting for such an exquisite practice.
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