|address:||12-58-328 Noto-cho, Nishinomiya-city, Hyogo-ken., Japan 662-0838|
|date of birth:||1948, Hyogo-ken|
|education & training||1972
Itoh School of Dress Making
1985-95 Hand-Spinning, Tekisui Institute of Woven Textiles
1992 Workshop by Boss Jamieson, Shetland Islands
1994 Hand spinning course, Kawashima Textile School
|exhibitions:||1986-99 Group exhibition:
1987-88 Group event: 'Muni's Christmas show'
1988-92 Group show: 'Atelier Folk law'
|prizes & awards:||1993 Second prize for 'Fine Wool Spun Yarn', at the '4th World Congress of Coloured Sheep and Coloured Fibres of Animal Origin', York|
|'Fushiginoiroito' workshops & exhibition||1994-1999, 2001|
1967-70 PR assistant, Meituu Advertising
|profile||Tetuko Itoh's earlier knitwear pieces were very orthodox, using her own beautifully crafted hand-spun yarns, made from dog hair. We all enjoyed the skill with which she used the different grades and textures of dog hair, which can vary from the very soft to the coarse, depending on the dog's age. She is fortunate to share a rich creative environment with her sister, who is a Textile Artist and Art College tutor. Sometimes she has acted as an assistant to her sister's various Art & Crafts activities. It took quite while for her to break free of her cautious approach and move towards more expressiveness, and this finally began to happen with her 'Tree' series. From this point on she left her mannequin behind and went on to develop her own original shapes and body structures.|