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Speaker Series :: Japanese Embroidery :: Margaret Kinsey

There are forms of embroidery that are special in Japan. They are highly respected art forms.

Japanese traditional surface embroidery is adapted from Chinese embroidery, which has been practiced in Japan for more than 1600 years. It is an art form found in kimono and other textile arts. Rozashi is embroidery that is unique to Japan. It came to favour in the court in circa 700 CE. It is worked on a unique silk fabric called Ro. All stitches are upright, and the entire design is covered in stitches. This embroidery is still taught from woman to woman. It came to the US and North America in the 1980s.

Japanese Embroidery by Margaret Kinsey


Rozashi by Margaret Kinsey

Members, sign in to My EAC/Mon ACB to register for Margaret Kinsey’s presentation on Saturday, March 16, 2024.

      • 4:30 Newfoundland Time
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      • 2 pm Central Time
      • 1 pm Mountain Time
      • noon Pacific Time

If you aren’t an EAC/ACB member, yet, you can purchase a seat for our Zoom webinar with Margaret Kinsey. Once your payment is completed, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to register directly on Zoom.

Japanese Embroidery by Margaret Kinsey


Rozashi by Margaret Kinsey

Margaret Kinsey is an EGA Certified Teacher in silk and metal thread techniques.

She is certified to teach Japanese Embroidery. She studies Rozashi with Fumiko Ozaki and is the designated Kunimitsu Studio teacher for the US. She continues her studies with the Japanese Embroidery Center in Atlanta and Midori Matsushima at the Blue Bonnet Studio.

Margaret has lectured and taught for the Denver Botanic Gardens for the 40th Anniversary of the Bonsai Gardens. She taught for the Jane Austen Fest in Mt. Dora, Florida in February 2020. She teaches at the national and chapter level for ANG. She has taught at seminars for the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada/Association canadienne de broderie. She has taught at all levels of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America. She has taught for The New Zealand Embroidery Conference in Christchurch, was a keynote speaker, and lectured and taught Rozashi to their guilds throughout New Zealand. The National Assembly of Needle Arts has also invited her to teach at their seminars.

She is a charter member of the Lightning Needles Chapter of ANG. She is a life member of EGA. She is the 2008 recipient of EGA’s Gold Thread Award. She serves the Central Florida chapter as President. She has chaired three EGA International Embroidery Conferences, 2019, 2015 and 2011. She chaired the 2000 EGA National Seminar in Orlando, Florida. She serves as the EGA Mastercraftsman Silk and Metal Thread Chairman. She is the 2021 National Academy of Needle Arts prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

She has lectured for chapters of EGA and ANG and the EGA Winning Ways Program. She has guest lectured for several museums.

Learn more about Margaret and her designs at her website, MAK Inc Designs.


March 16
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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