The 'Nui Project'. one style of garment, a standard white shirt, hand embellished in so many tranformative ways, must be an inspiration to any fashion /textile designer.  Some of the artists involved in this project in Japan stitch the garments to such an extent that they are sculpted and contorted, others transform the fabric structure and for others the results can be seen as more of an embellishment or surface pattern.

Sample stitching in embroidery-create a wooden frame/linen canvas and ask students to decorate with the stitch of their choice until it is complete-then display in class. could be the word "Embroidery" maybe?

Sachie Takada of Kagoshima City, Japan - Nui Project’s dazzling textiles and shirts, stitched by artists living with Down’s Syndrome, autism, and other mental and physical challenges, force viewers to re-examine their assumptions about the mentally handicapped

Sachie Takada of Kagoshima City, Japan - Nui Project’s dazzling textiles and shirts, stitched by artists living with Down’s Syndrome, autism, and other mental and physical challenges, force viewers to re-examine their assumptions about the mentally handicapped

Sachie Takada shirt.  Nui Project’s parent organization, Shobu Gakuen, was established in 1973 as a rehabilitation facility for the mentally disabled. Kobo Shobu, its craft-based workshop, started in 1985 – and the Nui Project is Kobo Shobu’s embroidery atelier, surrounded by sister projects in woodwork, ceramics, dyeing, washi paper, and other disciplines.  If the participant is capable of choosing between the various crafts, he or she chooses what medium to pursue.

Sachie Takada of Kagoshima City, Japan - Nui Project’s dazzling textiles and…

Sachie Takada shirt.  Nui Project’s parent organization, Shobu Gakuen, was established in 1973 as a rehabilitation facility for the mentally disabled. Kobo Shobu, its craft-based workshop, started in 1985 – and the Nui Project is Kobo Shobu’s embroidery atelier, surrounded by sister projects in woodwork, ceramics, dyeing, washi paper, and other disciplines.  If the participant is capable of choosing between the various crafts, he or she chooses what medium to pursue.

Sachie Takada of Kagoshima City, Japan - Nui Project’s dazzling textiles and…

Does a work of art reveal the soul of its creator? If so, the needlework of Kagoshima City’s Nui Project, an embroidery workshop for the mentally disabled, uncloaks souls whose workings are little understood. Nui Project’s dazzling textiles and shirts, stitched by artists living with Down’s Syndrome, autism, and other mental and physical challenges, force viewers to re-examine their assumptions regarding disability and make textiles lovers pause in outright admiration.

Needlework of Kagoshima City’s Nui Project, an embroidery workshop for the mentally disabled

Does a work of art reveal the soul of its creator? If so, the needlework of Kagoshima City’s Nui Project, an embroidery workshop for the mentally disabled, uncloaks souls whose workings are little understood.      Nui Project’s dazzling textiles and shirts, stitched by artists living with Down’s Syndrome, autism, and other mental and physical challenges, force viewers to re-examine their assumptions about the mentally handicapped – and make textiles lovers pause in outright admiration.

Needlework of Kagoshima City’s Nui Project, an embroidery workshop for the mentally disabled

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Sandra Brownlee introduced me to the Nui Project 1 and 2 books during a visit to her studio last summer. Sandra had prepared for my visit w.

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