We cordially welcome all level participants to the 2023 Summer workshop on August 14 – 16, 2023!
In Japanese culture, “Hidamari” or sunny spot refers to a special place filled with warmth and tranquility, created when sunlight streams into buildings or natural surroundings. Japanese people find such places particularly comfortable and soothing. The shape and location of Hidamari change with the seasons and weather, often associated with the beauty of Japan’s four seasons.
Hidamari represents a momentary respite, often utilized in traditional Japanese architecture and gardens. People can relax and take a brief rest within a Hidamari. Sitting in a Hidamari, one can read a book, enjoy a cup of tea, or engage in conversation with friends—a cherished moment of calming the mind.
Hidamari also symbolizes harmony with nature. Traditional Japanese architecture and gardens are designed to maximize the capture of natural light. Spending time in a Hidamari deepens the relationship between nature and people.
Moreover, Hidamari symbolizes peace and hope due to its warmth and brightness. Hidamari carried a symbolic meaning of healing and regeneration. Hidamari is a deeply rooted concept in Japanese culture and aesthetics, offering people a sense of tranquility and healing.
The Hidamari (sunny spot) will have a choice of either camellia or cluster amaryllis.
Gold leaf is optional (applied by JEC). You can replace it with stitching techniques.
Date: August 14 – 16, 2023
Time: 10 am – 15:30 pm EST
Suggested phase level: All phases (alternative techniques will be advised according to your level) and advanced stitcher
If you register, you will be given with;
- Live lecture with live video instruction
- Live questionnaire time during the stitching session
- Recorded lecture with video instruction after the session
1st step – Registration: Please register for the class to reserve your seat (Please place the registration order separately if possible)
2nd step – Fabric order: You are required to order either camellia or cluster amaryllis.
Please note that as long as you are planning to order the fabric in the future, you can register for the summer workshop. It is up to you to have the fabric or not during the class. There is no due date for the fabric order, although if you wish to ensure the delivery for the class, please order by July 16th.
You have three color scheme choices
You can also select the cluster amaryllis design:
The optional bag-making process will be introduced: