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.



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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.




Class dates during 2020

South of England, Alton, Hampshire


Spring 2020
Special Class with Midori Matsushima
Saturday, March 14 - Monday, March 16.
Arriving on Friday, March 13
One place still available. Contact M. Lewis to check.

JEUK class
Tuesday, March 17 - Thursday, March 19
numbers dependent

Autumn 2020
Friday, October 16 - Tuesday, October 20.
Arriving on Thursday, October 15

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 2020
Thursday, April 16 - Sunday, April 19

Autumn 2020
Thursday, November 5 - Sunday, November 8

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.


Latest update: November 6th, 2019 www.japaneseembroideryuk.com