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Release date: IMMEDIATELY
Date: May 6, 2004
Contact: Jennifer Reynolds, Media Specialist ~ (909) 798-5048 ~
Ann Deegan, Curator of History ~ (909) 307-2669 ext. 236 / TDD/TTY: (909) 792-1462.

Event date: SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2004
Event place: Redlands, CA

Traditional Japanese Embroidery

A presentation by Carol Algie Higginbotham will introduce visitors at the San Bernardino County Museum to traditional Japanese embroidery at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 15. The presentation is sponsored by the Inland Empire Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc, who will request a donation of $5 per person in addition to general museum admission.

Silk embroidery, as seen on kimonos and obis, has developed in Japan over the past 1600 years. The embroidery is worked on silk fabric using silk and metal threads. Designs, inspired by nature, use traditional Japanese motifs.

The illustrated lecture will show historic and contemporary pieces of embroidery, and will take participants on virtual tours of embroidery schools in Japan and the United States. Higginbotham will show samples of traditional Japanese embroidery, and visitors will learn techniques and watch demonstrations.

The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays and holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 (adult), $5 (senior or student) and $4 (child aged 5-12). Children under 5 and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free, and the facility is handicapped-accessible. Lunch, snacks, and beverages are available at the museum's Garden Café from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit or call (909) 307-2669.

Kamelyta Plimley, Marketing Assistant
San Bernardino County Museum
2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands, CA 92374
Tel (909) 798-9829 Fax (909) 748-7763 TDD/TTY (909) 792-1462.


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