Category Archives: Japan

Atelier Mori

We know very little about this artisan but we do know that he creates traditional silk embroideries on kimonos and that he is also an embroidery writer and teacher. His web sites are labeled under the name, Atelier Mori and this modern stitching series is called ‘crossing’.

You can see more of his work on his website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Atelier Mori.

Takashi Nakamura

Admiring the incredible work of Japanese artist Takashi Nakamura. The freelance illustrator graduated from the Design Academy of Omiya and is currently residing in Saitama prefecture, part of the Greater Tokyo Area. He depicts scenes and details of ordinary life in a style influenced by reading manga, hence the precise line work and light applications of color. The illustrations are all handmade starting with a faint draft and then patiently painting textures and colors with gel ink pens.

You can see follow the artist on his his website and on Tumblr.

Images: Courtesy of Takashi Nakamura.

Tetote Note

Going to have fun creating this woven look using an embroidery technique. Found this project on the Japanese site, Tetote Note. The swatches would be great for darning or decorating cloth. All you need is: 1) cloth, 2) embroidery thread, 3) embroidery frame, 4) round template, 5) embroidery needle, 6) washable chaco marker and 7) threading scissors. The instruction in Japanese is located here but the photos make this DIY project easy to follow.

Images: Courtesy of Tetote Note.