Ainu embroidery

The fourth workshop in our Japanese craft series pop-up at the beautiful Crary Art Gallery in Warren PA

Ainu decorative needlework is associated with the indigenous people of northern Japan and parts of northeastern Russia. It is a mix of applique and embroidery techniques that creates striking graphic patterns on garments. Like many traditions, it grew first out of necessity, but has become a unique form of cultural expression. In the workshop we will applique a symmetrical organic motif in cotton, and then overlay it with decorative embroidery and couched thread work in a modern interpretation of a traditional design.

To book your spot in this class head over to their website here

Class Guide

  • Root

    Beginner level classes suitable for everyone.

  • Shoot

    Ready for a little more of a challenge?

    These classes build on skills from root level classes – but may still be suitable for those with little experience. Not sure if the class is for you, just ask us.

  • Bloom

    Get ready to REALLY grow your skills!

    Classes for students with experience. Our teaching artists will identify what skills you should already have. If you are unsure if a class is for you, please ask, we’d be happy to help you!