Pearl City Clay House will be CLOSED on Sunday, June 16th for Father’s Day.

Semamori embroidery – sewn blessings

This is the third workshop in our Japanese crafts series at the beautiful Crary Art Gallery

In many ancient cultures decorative stitching was used to protect the wearer of a garment from evil. Semamori, literally translates from the Japanese as back protection, and was applied to the small kimono of children to protect them from being ambushed by a devil from behind. Each pattern has symbolic meaning, and conveys blessings and protections from the maker to the wearer of the finished garment. In the workshop we will sew several of the most popular patterns based on antique sewing charts.

To book your spot head over to the Crary Gallery’s 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!

  • Refund Policy

    Please be advised that all ticket sales are final. We only offer exchanges or refunds in the event that the class is cancelled by Pearl City Clay House. We appreciate your understanding and support!