Welcome Tsukubai
The Tsukubai, the stone wash basin for the tea room at Ryoanji Temple, has an inscription that speaks to all followers of Japanese arts:
"I learn only to be contented."
He who learns only to be contented is spiritually rich, while the one who does not learn to be contented is spiritually poor, even if he is materially wealthy.
This concept is important in the Zen philosophy.



Venerable Maple
Stitched by Carol Brown

The Venerable Maple evokes not only the age of the tree but also the constant renewal of life. This design is stitched on double width black gold fabric, which has a warp of black silk and a weft of fine strands of gold leafed paper alternated with black silk threads.




Class dates during 2017/2018

South of England, Alton, Hampshire


Please check our Schedule page for dates.

Our autumn venue will be The Angel,
Gosport Road,
Alton GU34 3NN
Tel: 01730 828111


Although students may work on after class, each teaching day is from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

North of England, Garstang, Preston, Lancashire


Please check our Schedule page for dates.

Venue: The Crofters Hotel,
New Road (A6),
Garstang, PR3 1PH
Tel: 01995 604128


Although students may work on after class, each teaching day is from 10.00 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Visitors to this website: Those interested in Japanese Embroidery designs from Japanese Embroidery Center, Atlanta, please continue on this website. Those interested in our new Modular Curriculum, please click here for Japanese Embroidery UK Academy.
Latest update: June 5th, 2017 www.japaneseembroideryuk.com