Friday, September 16, 2016

WORKSHOP TOKYO | About My Workshops at Gallery Palette - July 2016


Hello friends,

It's time I share a bit about my July's workshops, the last series I was teaching in Tokyo for 2016 due to my recent move to Europe. They took place at Gallery Palette over three days (from July 27th to 29th) and I offered four different projects. Three projects that are included in my book:
- the ribbon brooch (p.10 in the book) on the lace base
- the monogram pendant (p.28-29)
- a simplified version of the necklace (p.30)

And back by popular demand was the "Special Flower brooch" workshop which I had taught earlier in May. That project is not part of the book although one photo of the peach brooch appears at the beginning in the biography pages.

The Special Flower brooch and necklace workshops are full-day workshops and we always share a nice lunch together (see photo below). If you ever happen to be in the Minami-Aoyama area I highly recommend OVE for a healthy meal in a beautiful space (open Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00-19:00) and Sunny Hills for a delicious tea & sweets in a stunning building designed by architect Kengo Kuma & Associates.

the three-flower embroidered necklace

Students were free to choose among DMC coton perlé #8 or DMC Coloris collection to embroider their flowers. I enjoyed seeing the colors each student picked, it's always so exciting and inspiring for me to see a new creation come to life. Above is a light blue flower made with coton perlé #8 no.747, while the flower below is made with Coloris no.4501.

I am probably chatting with Miki-san and 
looking forward to see which colors she will pick for her necklace.
the multicolored special flower brooch
I should be more adventurous and try colorful leaves as well. 
I love the choice of colors for this project!
We are concentrating...
Lunch time at OVE!
The pretty ribbon brooch...
Teaching the ribbon brooch project to my youngest student. 
She did a great job and picked my favorite colors - which were also hers :-)
Smile!
Sonoko Takiguchi-san of Noko Noko opted for the camellia brooch project - very popular and included in my book (p.9). The white & silver camellia looks so cute next to the little felted sparrow brooch!
Beautiful work by Keiko Akasaka-san, who is also a hat designer ♡

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