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Thursday, 17 November 2016
Reiko Domon of Yuza Sashiko Guild wins award
We had some exciting news via Reiko Domon's brother in law Yasui Tokumasa last week. Her quilts have won the Minister of Education Award at the Japan Handcraft Association's exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. The photo above shows Reiko (left) at the exhibition with her sister Shoko and one of her winning quilts, which I am sure many of you will recognise from earlier blog posts.
Izumi Sato posted the newspaper cutting above on Facebook.
Congratulations Reiko! Her work is superb.
When Yuza Sashiko showed their work at the Loch Lomond Quilt Show in 2014, Reiko included this quilt.
Details of her amazing sashiko stitching. Reiko has taken traditional hitomezashi patterns from Yuza-machi but arranged them to fan outwards in circles.
Her adaptation of traditional sashiko in this way is so beautiful. You need to understand how the patterns work very well to be able to play with them like this.
Yuza Sashiko will also be exhibiting work at the Yamagata Exhibition of Excellence (Yamagata no Iimono Tenji) on Saturday. I hope someone will post photos from that too.