Text Box: Rozashi Classes

I currently offer several classes in the Rozashi technique.  To see the details, click on the class title or picture for the class you'd like to see. (NOTE: With silk cost rising rapidly and the Dollar weak against the Yen, kit costs will continue to rise.)

A beautiful Rozashi piece that incorporates the iris and reeds.  Measures approximately 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" A beginner and beyond level piece

Magnolia kobus is the focal point in many Japanese gardens, as well as in art.  Fumiko Ozaki has designed a branch of Japanese magnolia blossoms for our study. She honors us with this design. Finished piece measures approximately 5.5"x 5.5" (17.0 cm x 17.0 cm).

Baby Iris is a beginning study in the Japanese needlework technique of Rozashi.  The class will teach the very basic stitches and prepare the participants to pursue Rozashi.

All kits include:

· Frame

· Mounted ro w/ drawing

· All required threads

· Rozashi needle

Complete instructions

Autumn’s Pool is a study in traditional Rozashi stitches.  The maple tree is revered in Japan. This piece teaches a wide variety of Rozashi stitches and produces a beautiful result.

Tropical fish is worked in Rozashi.  The fish is tropical shades with accents.  The stitches are the irregular, ichi dan,  Rozashi satin, and line stitch.  All stitches are traditional to Rozashi.  The fish is appliquéd onto a silk fabric and finished with a silver metallic Rozashi thread. 

Sweet Violet is a small study in the basics of Rozashi.  Rozashi is a Japanese needlepoint/counted technique that dates back to 700 A.D.  The materials in this small study are traditional to Rozashi.  A tightly twisted silk thread is the main silk used.  It is like no other silk twist. 

The Petite Sampler is a study in traditional Japanese Patterns.  Navy blue silk is used to define each section.  The colors are dark navy, dark red, peach and gold, and reminiscent to the colors used in the ancient Imari plates so favored in Japan. 

Flower Cloud with Butterfly

In Flower Cloud with Butterfly the mum is the most revered of flowers in Japan.  The colorful butterfly is a rainbow of colors. The design is beautiful and traditional.

The beautifully elegantly shaped Rozashi piece is a study in muted colors and traditional Rozashi stitches.  It is worked in the stitches of Rozashi on the silk schrim especially created for this technique.  The lovely pale colors of blue and lilac Rozashi silks create the small flowers that make the flower head.  Greens and gold metallic complete the leaves and flower

Three Butterflies is a study in the basics of Rozashi.  The beautiful butterflies are swarming over a plot of tall grass. They are a rainbow of colors ranging from light purples and taupe to buttercup pale yellow.  The threads are silk, brocade - a combination of silks, silver metallic, and a variegated urushi thread that combines pastels with gold and silver.

 

Stylized pine bark is used in many art forms in Japan.  Its diamond shapes form indentions. The pine bark of our study is work in the colors of the ancient imari so loved in Japan, and is the edge of the stylized diamond pattern

House Sampler is a study in Japanese patterns. Patterns in this sampler are from the ancient patterns used from the earliest days of Rozashi in Japan. Patterns such as the ones used in this sampler are integral to the overall work. Their origins are found in nature and everyday life.

Ancient Imari plates are treasured. Even fragments are kept, and some of the very old ones are even found in museum collections.  Their main colors are cobalt blue and rust red. The designs in these early plates were found in nature and every day life items such as fence patterns, fish scales, thatch patterns and the like.

Sampler of Plants and Flowers represents the four seasons.

Japanese Magnolia blossom, clover and bell flowers, maple leaves, bamboo and the plum blossom represent their seasons