In Japan, the camellia has held the interest of gardeners and artisans for many centuries. In early times it was considered sacred. The feudal era itinerant priests would use the motif on their wooden backpacks. It has been cultivated as an important garden specimen from the 4th century BCE. It has practical uses such as dyes, implements and oils. As centuries passed, the sacredness faded as horticultural interest grew. As early as the Edo period two hundred varieties existed.
From early times until today, artisans have used the motif on textiles, in embroidery, porcelains, paintings and lacquerware.
Join us in creating a magnificient camellia in Rozashi. The blossom and bud are worked in the red rose family. The leaves and stems are in greens, with the veins worked in gold metallic.
The flower and bud are stitched using the irregular stitch, the leaves are in a straight stitch, and the background is worked in a step stitch.
The kit comes complete with all threads, ro attached to frame, a needle, nori sticking paste, and illustrated booklet with a color image
Proficiency level: All Levels
Time: 2 days (12 hours)
Technique: Rozashi: Japanese needlepoint
Kit Cost: $80.00
Motif: 5.5 x 5.5 inches
Overall: 7.5 X 7.5 inches
All kits include:
- Mounting ro with drawing
- All required threads
- Rozashi needle
- Complete instructions
Please note: Prices are subject to change based on the cost of silk and the US dollar/Yen conversion rates.