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Autumn at Japanese Art Adventures
February 28, 2019

Autumn 2019

@ Japanese Art Adventures

Welcome to the Autumn newsletter from Japanese Art Adventures. The calendar is updated and there are exciting adventures on the horizon.

Click on the link to view the Calendar of Events.

I have researched and written a number of new pages for the website over the summer. Firstly, I interviewed the lovely Melinda Heal, a textile artist who studied Yuzen dyeing and Katazome stencil dyeing for many years in Kyoto.

Read about her and watch the video interview here.

Read the page about Yuzen here.

Read the page about Katazome here.


What am I working on now?

Up-cycling with Boro Sashiko!

My workshops at the CIT have been well-attended and the feedback has been wonderful - such that the CIT have suggested I create a different course for Sashiko!

So I have been busy brainstorming and designing an "Upcycling with Boro Sashiko" course to hold through the CIT. It is in the development stages at the moment but Upcycling with Boro Sashiko just might become a reality in the next couple of months!

I am inspired by this book, from Jessica Marquez, called “Make and Mend”, as well as items I have seen on Instagram with the hashtag #boro.

It is a great book to have for ideas and reference and right now you can get it with free shipping from the Book Depository.


Upcoming Workshops

Kanzashi Flowers and Origami Jewellery for Beginners will be coming up in March and April. You’ll find their course information page here: CIT Solutions workshops info page.

Art and Craft Tours to Japan

The first of my art and craft tours to Japan commences this April. We’re off for almost two weeks and will bring back photos and memories of the crafting opportunities we have. I promise to upload photos for you to see when we return.

The next Art and Craft Tour to Japan will be September 30 to October 12, 2019. Bookings will close on April 1st for this tour. I am also accepting bookings up to 2 years in advance, so if you would like to go on the tours in 2020 or 2021, you can secure your place now!

Visit Art and Craft Tours page on the website.


A really great book I have found!

The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook by Susan Briscoe is a wonderful resource for lovers of Japanese Sashiko embroidery that focuses on traditional lines and designs. There is free delivery if you order it through Book Depository.


And finally…

Thank you again for subscribing. I have recently been giving away a free PDF on how to make Kanzashi Flowers for signing up to the newsletter.

If you have missed out on this free PDF and you are already a subscriber, please email me and I will send it out to you.

As always, please forward this email on to anyone you believe would enjoy reading it! Thank you!

Adventure on!

Georgia -sensei.

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