Margaret Kinsey is a well-known expert in the fields of Silk and Metal embroidery, Traditional Japanese Surface embroidery and Rozashi. She thoroughly enjoys sharing her knowledge and love of these arts. Below are some topics Margaret has spoken on in the past. Please contact us for availability and fee structure.
East Asian Embroidery
We will visit China, Korea and Japan in our journey through East Asian Embroidery. The talk will include dates, maps and images of museum as well as personal collection pieces. Images in the Power Point presentation are supported with pieces, which include kimono, Chinese robes and other assorted pieces from my personal collection to illustrate the talk. Participants are encouraged to bring show and tell pieces.
Silk and Metal Thread
The basics in Silk and Metal thread tradition. Covers history, threads of today and yesterday.
Silk—from Legend to Today
PowerPoint and pieces, which include kimono, Chinese robes and other assorted pieces from my personal collection to illustrate the talk. Participants are encouraged to bring show and tell pieces.
A brief history of color with PowerPoint, and other visual images. A hands-on part is fun for all.
Time—1 to 3 hours with the hands-on.
A brief history of buttons and their uses, (PowerPoint). The lecture ends with a hands-on project. All will make a silk ribbon decorated button. Kit cost: $5.00 to 15.00.
Time—1 hour plus time to make buttons
A PowerPoint presentation on Japanese Embroidery based on the traditions of Kurenai Kai.
Metal Thread and its History
This lecture defines metal threads from #1 Japan metal thread to the western style broad plate and purls. We will trace the history and the evolution of metal thread from very early times. I will bring samples of different techniques that use metal threads as embellishment. There is also a PowerPoint presentation.
We will trace the history of this form of Japanese Embroidery. Rozashi history begins in very early times in Japan and has survived through the ages. It looks like Florentine/Bargello. All stitches are upright; all threads are silk or a combination with other fibers/metals and silk. We will explore its history into the 20th and 21st centuries.
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