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EVENT - Japanese Embroidery Lecture

Date & Time
19 May 2023 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
(UTC+10:00) Australia/Victoria

Registrations Close
18 May 2023 8:00 PM

The Ancient Craft of Japanese Goldwork – and the Crusade to Keep it Alive

Guest Lecturer:  Dianne Conomos

Date:  Friday 19th May 2023
Time:  7.00pm
Door Entry:  $5.00  (on the night)

(Please register your attendance)

Goldwork embroidery has a rich history in Japan. This talk by Dianne Conomos will explore the importance of embroidery in the customs of Japanese nobility throughout history, both in apparel and for ceremonial purposes, reaching its height during the Edo period. Dianne will detail how Traditional Japanese Embroidery has developed into a unique art form with a distinctive style, such as weaving metal into silk fabrics to magnificent effect. Dianne will also tell the story of Mr. Iwao Saito, who recognised the threat to this precious Japanese tradition after WWII and undertook an audacious journey to save it.

Dianne Conomos is a Traditional Japanese Embroiderer who has been perfecting this art form for over 17-years. She is a graduate of the Japanese Embroidery Centre, Atlanta, and studied with the school’s founders, the Saito family in Kurenai Kai in Japan. Dianne began her studies with Margaret Lee in Australia.
Dianne has exhibited widely, including at the World Exhibition of Japanese Embroidery in 2011, a solo exhibition at Springwood’s Braemar Gallery in 2019 and is an ongoing contributor to the World Fractal Project for the Japanese Embroidery Centre.

Come join with the EGV for an interesting and stimulating evening.

A two day class with Dianne is scheduled for the 20th & 21st May 2023 at Embroidery House - see class list for registration details.





Event Type
Event Location
Embroidery House
170 Wattletree Road
Contact Details
EGV Education Committee

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Saturday 20th May 2023 - Sunday 21st May 2023
CLASS DC33 - Japanese Embroidery - Dancing of Flowers MALVERN
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