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International Weaving Day – Japan- was an amazing day of culture, food, and friendship. There were demonstrations, displays and fibers representing the Japanese culture. Members of the Peoria Area Stitchers Guild joined us and their president, Pat Denzer, intrigued everyone with her beautiful Japanese embroidery.

International Day

Pat Denzer shows her beautiful work

Japanese embroidery

Members of the guild participate in a Japanese tea ceremony

Masako Somano Johnson in kimono with obi

A wedding kimono

Included in the day were:

Sushi by Misato and Tosio Sugimoto

Martial Arts by Dave Hawkey and Adam Bockler

Japanese Weaving by Joan Quigg

Calligraphy by Misato and Tosio Sugimoto

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