Welcome Tsukubai
The Tsukubai, the stone wash basin for the tea room at Ryoanji Temple, has an inscription that speaks to all followers of Japanese arts:
"I learn only to be contented."
He who learns only to be contented is spiritually rich, while the one who does not learn to be contented is spiritually poor, even if he is materially wealthy.
This concept is important in the Zen philosophy.



Venerable Maple
Stitched by Carol Brown

The Venerable Maple evokes not only the age of the tree but also the constant renewal of life. This design is stitched on double width black gold fabric, which has a warp of black silk and a weft of fine strands of gold leafed paper alternated with black silk threads.



Activities during 2015

South of England, Alton, Hampshire

Autumn 2015 class has been booked for the dates of November 11-15, 2015.

Venue: The Angel,
Gosport Road,
Alton, GU34 3NN
Tel: 01730 828111


Although students may work on after class, each teaching day is from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Please contact us to book class and ring hotel for room availability.

North of England, Garstang, Preston, Lancashire

Autumn 2015 class has been booked for the dates of October 15-18, 2015
Autumn 2015 Taster class has been booked for the dates of October 17-18, 2015

Venue: The Crofters Hotel,
New Road (A6),
Garstang, PR3 1PH
Tel: 01995 604128


Although students may work on after class, each teaching day is from 10.00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We are also offering a one day Beading Class at the Garstang venue on October 17, 2015


Activities during 2016

South of England, Alton, Hampshire


We are in the process of arranging our spring dates and venue.

Our autumn venue will be The Angel,
Gosport Road,
Alton GU34 3NN
Tel: 01730 828111


Although students may work on after class, each teaching day is from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

North of England, Garstang, Preston, Lancashire


Spring 2016 class has been booked for the dates of April 14-17, 2016
Spring 2016 Taster class has ben booked for the dates of April 16-17, 2016

Venue: The Crofters Hotel,
New Road (A6),
Garstang, PR3 1PH
Tel: 01995 604128


Although students may work on after class, each teaching day is from 10.00 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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