Male Master Embroiderers

28 11 2009

Japan: japanese embroidery- Kurenai-kai

Iwao Saito (1918-1989)  – Founder and Master Embroiderer

USA: japanese embroidery center

China: Hair embroidery masters

Ming Yongguo –

Ming Yongguo´s work

Wei Jingxian –

sample of Wei Jingxian´s hair embroidery:

Tibet: Themba Chophel, master appliqué thangka tailor of Norbulingka Institute, India

copyright Norbulingka Institute

Urgyen Sonam, Australia, Tibetan Sacred Arts

copyright Tibetan Sacred Arts Urgyen Sonam

Dorjee Wangdu, Tibetan Appliquéd Thangka artist and master, Tibetan Applique Arts

India: Asif, master embroiderer

England: Owen Davies, creator of Knotwork Garden Embroidery and former head of the Royal School of Needlework

Kaffe Fassett, textile artist,

copyright Kaffe Fassett

France: Francois Lesage, designer of haute coutre embroidery,  Ecole Lesage

Greece: Dimitri Castano, Gold Embroidery master and designer,

Spain: Juan Rosén, master goldwork embroiderer,



Sebastían Marchante, master goldwork embroiderer and artist


Laos Prince  Nithtakhong Somsanith, royalty, embroiderer, artist –

© Alexis Frespuech

Lima, Peru – Paul Phillip Evans, haute couture designer and embroiderer,




2 responses

30 11 2009
Beth Ellicott

Thanks for showing the male masters of stitching. My son stitches and he really like the show on the knot gardens.


30 11 2009

You are welcome. I compiled this to inspire myself.


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