Aiko Miyauchi

靴職人である両親よりモノづくりのDNAを受け継ぐ。
色・円・細胞・植物などにインスパイアされ、作品に反映させている。
素材は主に多種多様な糸とビーズ、ガラスを使用し制作する。
アジアや中南米での経験をもとに、それぞれの土地で得たエッセンスを取り入れながら、そこに独自の世界観をのせて表現する。

2007
インドでヨガ中に出逢った友人にチェーンステッチを学んだことがきっかけで、刺繍にのめり込む。その足でグジャラート・カッチへ。
村々を渡り歩き、刺繍を学び習得する。
2010
青年海外協力隊の短期派遣でフィリピンへ行き、特産物であるアバカ(麻の一種)を用いた技術指導及び商品開発のプロジェクトに参加。
帰国後よりmandala作品の制作にとりかかる。
2011
ブランド「tsunagaru-te」を立ち上げ、商品委託販売をスタート。
同年にmandala全6作品が完成。
2012
色彩と模様の世界をさらに確立すべく、中米メキシコ・グアテマラへ。帰国後より拠点を京都宇治へ移す。
2013
刺繍workshop---縫うの時間---をスタート。
以後関西を拠点に出張でのworkshopも行う。
2015
京都城陽にあるダーチャにてAiko Miyauchi needle work exhibitionを行う。
2016
HPリニューアルを機に自身のテーマでもある「color(色)+circle(円)」を合わせてブランド名を「colorcle(カラクル)」へ。
現在もworkshop、商品、そして作品制作と精力的に活動中。

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Aiko Miyauchi

Born to a family of shoemakers, Aiko Miyauchi has a natural ability for making things. Her love of colors, circles, cells, and foliage are reflected in the embroidery work she does . Using various types of thread, beads and glass, she always tries to bring out the best in the materials she uses. Aiko's embroidery is based in Asian and South American styles while at the same time incorporating many other concepts from around the world to create a new and unique brand of her own.

2007
Learns chain stitching from a friend while studying Yoga in India.  Becoming completely absorbed in embroidery, she travels to Gujarat in Western India and acquires more knowledge about Indian needlework.
2010
Learns chain stitching from a friend while studying Yoga in India.  Becoming completely absorbed in embroidery, she travels to Gujarat in Western India and acquires more knowledge about Indian needlework.
2011
Releases her first original brand "tsunagaru-te" and starts distribution.  Completes six Mandalas the same year.
2012
Feeling a need to establish more and wide based knowledge of colors and patterns, Aiko takes a trip to Guatemala and Mexico.  Returning to Japan, creates a base of operations for her embroidery enterprise in Uji, Kyoto.
2013
Starts a regular workshop called "Nuu no Jikan" (Time to Stitch).  Begins doing workshops throughout Western Japan. 
2015
Holds her first exhibition, "Aiko Miyauchi Needle Work Exhibition” at дача in Joyo, Kyoto.
2016
With the renewal of her homepage she has created yet another new brand; "colorcle" which combines the themes of "circles" and "colors”.  She hopes to continue creating new products and doing workshops with the same energy she had when her embroidery adventures started almost ten years ago.