Paper Rhythms in UK

Paper: Beyond the Fold
The exhibition is taking place at The National Centre for Craft and Design (NCCD) in Sleaford.
Jennie and I have started ‘Paper Rhythms’ project in 2014. We had an exhibition in Japan.
Our ‘Paper Rhythms’ project is a part of Paper: Beyond the Fold.
This is our first ‘Paper Rhythms’ exhibition in UK.

The Paper Rhythms collection of paper weave and braid by Mayumi Kaneko (Japan) and Jennie Parry (UK) will also feature as part of the exhibition. Origami and kumihimo techniques are used by the pair with great respect for the purity of form for which the Japanese culture is so revered, shedding new light on this Japanese tradition.

(from Paper: Beyond the Fold)

I gave a demonstration on last Saturday – Paper to Paper Yarn
Mainly I demonstrated how to make paper yarn.
Jennie showed how to braid, Kumihimo, on her Takadai.
I’m glad many visitors showed their great interest.
Our work beautifully displayed.
Many thanks for all visitors and gallery staff.

開催中の展覧会 - Paper: Beyond the Fold の会場でデモを行いました。
主に紙から紙糸を作る工程をご紹介しました。

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Please enjoy the video.

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If you want to know How to make Paper yarn, please see this video.

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Story behind the work – FROZEN

I posted “Sudden Winter” in January with some photos.
Time has passed and it’s already summer.
My progress was a bit slow but finally it’s on my weaving, FROZEN.
The story goes:
   Frozen pond
   Ripples are frozen
   Colours are frozen under the water
   Weak sunlight on the frozen pond

1月に投稿したSudden Winter。そこでご紹介した画像をイメージした作品FROZEN。
こんな作品に仕上がりました。
すでに季節は夏。少々季節外れになってしまいましたが。

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Another work, Collapsing Waves
Image of the sea
   High waves collapsed and lap to the shore
   At the far distance waves look calm

こちらは夏向き。Collapsing Waves 砕ける波。海のブルー、時にグリーンを取り混ぜ、波が砕け浜に打ち寄せるさま、遥か彼方に見える海はあくまで穏やか、そんな海、波を表現しました。

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I’m exhibiting them at Paper – Beyond the Fold.
どちらの作品もNCCDで開催中のPaper – Beyond the Fold でご覧いただけます。

Beautiful Blues

Glorious summer day!

I held an Indigo workshop for a young talented artist, Connie.
Her paintings are astonishing.
She is one of the prize winners of Black Swan Arts Young Open 2016.
The winners were given one-to-one workshop with a professional artist or craftspeople as a part of their prize.

It was a perfect day for indigo dyeing.

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After the workshop I dyed my yarn as well.
I had series of beautiful blues and green, onion orange over-dyed with indigo.

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Connie is form Hong Kong. She wants to carry on her study here.
She is a great artist already but there are still a lot to learn.
Good luck Connie!