The Techniques
shaping
Japanese Textiles

exhibition at the Embassy of Japan
5 October - 15 December 2020

The Techniques
shaping
Japanese Textiles

exhibition at the Embassy of Japan
5 October - 15 December 2020

The Techniques
shaping
Japanese Textiles

exhibition at the Embassy of Japan
5 October - 15 December 2020

The Techniques
shaping
Japanese Textiles

exhibition at the Embassy of Japan
5 October - 15 December 2020

The Techniques
shaping
Japanese Textiles

exhibition at the Embassy of Japan
5 October - 15 December 2020

The Techniques
shaping
Japanese Textiles

exhibition at the Embassy of Japan
5 October - 15 December 2020

The Techniques
shaping
Japanese Textiles

exhibition at the Embassy of Japan
5 October - 15 December 2020

The Techniques
shaping
Japanese Textiles

exhibition at the Embassy of Japan
5 October - 15 December 2020

In line with advice from the UK Government, the exhibition The Techniques shaping Japanese Textiles will close from Wednesday 16 December.



Exhibition


The textile arts of a country can reveal so much about its culture and society. The exchanges of materials, the flow of ideas and advances in technology all help us to understand more about the social and economic changes within history.



Over time, the Japanese mastery of weaving, dyeing and embroidery techniques has created a rich and assorted array of decorated textiles.



This exhibition at the Embassy of Japan explores the influence of Japanese textiles in the UK today through the work of eight prominent textile artists.



Featured Artists

  • Kinoshita Seiko

    Textile-based installations

    "Positive concepts derived from everyday life and nature influence my work. Nature has always inspired me. Its form, colour ...

  • Rob Jones

    Shibori textile designer, natural dyer

    Specialising in Japanese textiles crafts – shibori resist work, katagami stencilling, sashiko and kogin embroidery and ...

  • Takadoi Kazuhito

    Floral and natural materials

    Inspired by the rich woodland surrounding his birthplace of Nagoya, Japan, Kazuhito grows and hand picks grasses, leaves and twigs ...

  • Janice Gunner

    Stitched textiles, shibori dyeing, quilting

    Working predominantly with hand dyed fabrics, Janice designs and makes art textiles. She is influenced by her ...

  • Ross Belton

    Natural dyes, fabrics and found objects

    The idea of 'place' as a concept is key to the work of Ross Belton and his practice. His work responds directly ...

  • Jacqui Carey

    Kumihimo braiding

    Although Jacqui's work stems from the traditional, it is the creative possibilities that inspire most of ...

  • Erna Janine

    Saori weaving

    In saori weaving, no two items are the same, every cloth is an expression of the individual who made it ...

  • Caroline Hyde-Brown

    Embroidery & stitching

    Through a process of uncovering and layering influences Caroline's practice attempts to create a space for ...

More about
Japanese textiles

  • Fibres & Fabrics

    Trees and herbaceous plants were the most common sources for fibres in prehistoric Japan. Wild-growing trees such as fuji (wisteria), shina...

  • Weaving

    The three main weaving structures are hira-ori, aya-ori and shusu-ori. Hira-ori (plain weave), is the simplest and most...

  • Dyeing

    While simple dyeing techniques in Japan date back to early history, textiles for the noble classes were generally patterned using weaving...

  • Embroidery & Stitching

    As far back as prehistoric Japan, fishbone needles were used for basic stitching. The arrival of Buddhism in Japan in the 6th century was the catalyst...

More from
the artists


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