Workshops in Japan
On December 15-21, 2012 in Jokogama, Japan there was a big craft Exhibition and Fair "Beads Create Japan". I have been kindly invited to take part in it and to have two workshops on soutache embroidery. The subject of the workshops was: "Silk ribbon in soutache embroidery". The workshop was taught in English, and it was translated to Japanese.
Workshop duration: 3 hours. Cost: 100 euro, including the cost of materials.
The projects for my workshops are a brooch (A) and a pendant (B).
Students studied soutache basics: how to work with soutache braid, how to fix it properly, to attach beads and seed beads, as well as how to finish the back side of your project (an alternative way to using leather or Ultraseude).
Here are some photographs.