March General Meeting
Thursday, March 10, 12:30 pm
Shepard Garden & Arts Center
Our featured speaker at our March 10th General Membership meeting will be Karen Plater. She happened to drop into one of our earlier meetings while she was visiting relatives in the Sacramento area. We are lucky to have her as our guest speaker sharing her “Journey to Nuido”. Her works really scream out to be seen in person, so we urge you to attend.
Karen L. Plater has mastered all Phases required by Kuranai Kai and the Japanese Embroidery Center (JEC – Atlanta) for certification as a TEACHER (sensei) of Traditional Japanese Embroidery. In 2003 she traveled to Kuranai Kai, Japan to do her final Phase X. She has returned to Japan on several other occasions to enhance her skills. In 2005 she completed a two-year teaching apprenticeship at the Japanese Embroidery Center in Atlanta where she learned many of the special traditional ways from Masa Tamura.
Karen has conducted monthly classes in her home studio for the past 20+ years and held an annual retreat before Covid restrictions limited classes. She has taught her original designs in England and throughout the United States. Her beautiful embroideries have been displayed in Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. She has many international students and has hosted one-woman shows of her embroideries at the University Club of Winter Park, FL.
This challenging and exquisite art form requires a commitment of time along with classes from a qualified, knowledgeable teacher.
It is only through achieving a combination of technique and design skills while expressing a personal sensitivity – that one is able to pursue the beautiful art of Nuido.