Noriko Takamatu



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address: 1-6-29 Midorimachi, Mito-city, Ibaragi-ken 310-0034
date of birth: 1944, Mito-city
education & training 1982-1985 Teacher Training for Hand knitting, Nihon Vogue School.
1986 Advanced Design, Nihon Vogue School.
exhibitions: 1998-2000 'Harunie'(exhibition of her student's work), Gallery Kaede
'Fushiginoiroito' workshops & exhibition 1991-1999 and 2001
work experience: 

1987- Hand Knitting Teaching (self-employed)

profile Noriko Takamatu's knitting was typical handicraft work, based on patterns such as Fair Isle. She was very uncomfortable when she first attended our workshop, which took place in a gallery. My intention in choosing an unfamiliar environment, such as a gallery, as the setting for my workshop, was to offer ordinary knitters the opportunity to gain confidence in their own knitting direction. It was not my aim to force them to change direction towards something more 'artistic'. She accepted the challenge, and without losing her solid foundation, has been steadily developing her own casual and natural style of knitting. Her warm personality and down-to-earth attitude to her knitting, together with the impression created by her pieces, have attracted both customers and students to her own knitting classes for many years.