Midori Matsushima, Japanese Embroiderer
Date of Birth 12 th July 1951
Graduated from Jissen University Home Economic dept.
Studied Japanese Embroidery with prof. Kino Hosoi
Studied with Masaaki Niwa
Apprenticeship at Japanese Embroidery workshop at Kiyoshi Nozawa
Established own studio workshop, producing finished work.
The entire process, consisting of design, transfer of patterns, silk thread dye and embroidery was carried out by myself. (Whereas this process of production is traditionally divided among several skilled specialists)
Shortlisted at Tokyo museum Exhibition at Sanki-Kai
Trip to Chinese Embroidery workshop in Suzhon , China .
Work appeared in the magazine “Beautiful Kimono” published by Fujin-Gaho.
(also appeared in Spring, Summer, Autumn edition in `85,`86, `88)
Taught at various classes in Shibuya, Kichijoji in Tokyo .
Solo Exhibition in Kichijoji.
Moved to Sydney, Australia
Established embroidery class in Sydney .
Moved to London , England .
Established embroidery class in London .
Exhibits at “The Knitting and Stitching Show” organized by Creative Exhibition Ltd., which tours in London, Harrogate and Dublin.
Teaches and demonstrates to well over 120 participants at workshops every year.
Exhibited in “Art in Action” in Oxford
Exhibited at “Craft Embroidery and Fashion” in Harrogate .
Featured in the magazine “Madeira News” Spring Issue.
Travelled extensively by the invitation of Embroiderer`s Guild and embroidery enthusiasts to teach.
Visiting lecturer at Alston Hall Residential College and Burton Manor College .
Featured in magazine “Workbox” February/March Issue No.61.
Studied Kinsai (Gold leaf work) under Master Hajime Tonomura in Kyoto, Japan
Started work using Kinsai Techniques
The Victoria and Albert Museum-held Japanese Embroidery workshop.
The Ashmolean Museum-held Japanese Embroidery workshop.