The ornate history of embroidery

Jun 9, 2015

The ornate history of embroidery

by Matthew Larking

“Transcendent Artful Embroidery II” at the Kobe Fashion Museum is a cross-cultural look at the perfections of needle craft across several centuries. It gets underway with a section on garments of Indian nobles and Chinese court dresses of the 19-20th centuries and then segues ...

'Transcendent Artful Embroidery II'

Apr 14, 2015

'Transcendent Artful Embroidery II'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

April 18-June 28 From designs on Rococo-era men’s gowns of 18th-century Europe to the elaborate decoration of French haute-couture dresses of the early 20th century, the eclectic uses and styles of embroidery from around the globe have been brought together at the Kobe Fashion ...

Sewing words for thought

Feb 19, 2013

Sewing words for thought

by Tomoko Otake

Some words can evoke powerful images, values and stereotypes that have crept into our subconsciousness to sometimes dictate the way we think or behave. For Ruri Clarkson, this is something that needs to be challenged in Japan, and which she does herself with art.