Sunday afternoon was a lovely day in Tokyo. The sun was shining, there was a slight breeze, and the English Craft Club gathered for embroidery lessons and brownies under the shade of a huge somei yoshino cherry tree in Shinkuku Gyoen.
We embroidered tea towels, and after practicing stitches on scrap muslin, we transferred patterns to our towels to finish at home. I imported (translation: my mom shipped them to me) flour sack towels from the US. The towels were way too big for a Japanese kitchen, so I cut them in half, hemmed the sides and added a loop for hanging on a hook.
Other women occasionally meandered by, close enough to peek at what were were doing. They left us with approving bows.
Thanks again to everyone who joined us! The next English Craft Club gathering will be on June 10th, and we’ll be making
accessories quilt blocks (sorry about that!) and will be learning all sorts of new craft vocabulary (click here for details). Hope to see you there!
Good idea 🙂
What fun! 🙂
Crafts in the park are always a good time! 😉
Ang,, it looks like your class was a smashing success.
Had I been in Japan I would have SO been there.
I bet everyone had a great time and are loving their new tea towels.
Can’t wait to hear more about the next class! Thanks for sharing all the details with us – your stateside fans. 🙂
Looks like so much fun! Makes me wish (for more reasons than normal) that I lived in Tokyo! 🙂
Ria, you can do these crafts at home, too! Hopefully someday you’ll be able to come over. 😉
All the best, -A
Looks like fun. Like your banners too! Looks familiar?
I’m glad you noticed! 🙂
Makes me wish I lived in Tokyo. So fun and great photos.
Why o why I don’t live in Tokyo or You don’t live in Nagoya? ^_^
I will love to go to your class! Looks like a lot of fun! ^_^
Thanks for the pictures! ^_^