Keiko Hasegawa



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address: 2577-25 Fukawa, Tonemachi, Kitasouma-gun, Ibaragi-ken, Japan 300-1622
date of birth: 1950, Nagano-ken
education & training 1970 Chuo College of Design Engineering, Technical Drawing.
1986-1993 Knitting classes by Kotoyo Uematu
1993 Qualified to teach Hand Knitting
'Fushiginoiroito' workshops & exhibition 1991-1994, 1996-1999 and 2001
work experience: 

1970-1978 Design Engineering, Fuji Electrical Co, Ltd. 
1978-1985 Freelance Technical Drawing (industrial design).
1990- Local Council Worker.

profile Keiko Hasegawa not only works full time but also runs a large extended family that covers three generations. She is a mother of three children. It is our group policy that everyone should make some sort of contribution, and in her case her office and computer skills have been invaluable, spending many hours preparing our catalogue for us. The logical way of thinking that her profession demands is also reflected in the neat precision of her knitted pieces. Her home town, Nagano, recently hosted the Winter Olympics. This area - with its many high mountains snow-capped throughout the year, is commonly referred to as the 'Japanese Alps'. These are the mountains that feature as the source of her imagery.