Embroidery
This episode takes us into the world of embroidery crafted by a needle and thread. Embroidery is enjoying popularity in Japan at present. We look at some modern examples in fashion and art, as well as some colorful and enchanting items from Eastern Europe, and realistic depictions of flowers and plants employing a range of different techniques. The show also focuses on the lavish embroidery in late 16th century Noh costumes, and the traditional skills employed to create new embroidered tapestries for decorating the floats in Kyoto's Gion Festival. And we also look at cross-stitch designs from an artist who has become something of a social media sensation.