10 chapters · 8 hours 26 minutes
English · Japanese · Korean|Audio Japanese

needle and thread
6 Class Projects

It takes about 1 to 3 hours hour(s) to complete each project.

  • Sahara desert earrings at night

  • moonlight earring

  • georgian garden brooch

  • caribbean-seashell earrings

  • Paraguayan Earth Ornament

  • Alaskan Starry Sky Hair Cuff

Skills You’ll Learn

The Basics of Nyanduti

Even those who are new to Nyanduti can safely learn from the basics.

How to tailor it into an accessory

You will learn how to tailor finished works, such as earrings and brooches, into accessories.

Applied knowledge that you can enjoy even after attending the course

You will also learn points that are easy to fail, and knowledge of yarn selection that can be applied when making original designs.

Do you know Nyanduti, a traditional craft that has been handed down in South America and Paraguay?

Hello! I'm Mayu who works as a Nyanduti lecturer and writer.

When I was embarking on a journey to learn about local cuisines from around the world, I happened to have a fateful encounter with Nyanduti in Paraguay, and I fell in love with that world. I originally liked handmade things, but they didn't last very long. Even for me like that, nyanduti is such an attractive handicraft that it has been going on for close to 10 years now.

I'm excited just to look at the colorful Nyanduti that I met for the first time at the scene, but what's more interesting than anything else is the technique!

When you hear the word nyanduti, there is an image of vivid primary colors, but I make my work with colors that are easy to blend in with Japanese skin. However, the motifs are not original, and we make sure to use “traditional Paraguayan ones”. Just attaching accessory brackets to a circle or drop shape is a very cute nyanduti, but I like to think about designs that are slightly twisted.

The curriculum has everything from making motifs to developing items that can be incorporated into everyday life

We have thought of classes that both beginners and experienced people can enjoy. First-time users can enjoy motifs that are easy to make, and those with experience can learn how to apply nyanduti to their works.

I want you to feel that it is possible to create so many designs because it is a simple technique. Also, since they make various shapes, you can learn about a series of shapes of nyanduti.

Let's make a wide variety of motifs with a single needle that can be finished imperceptibly when you concentrate and move your fingertips

When it comes to lace knitting, I imagine white or natural works, but one characteristic of Nyanduti is that it uses a lot of colors. The power of color is amazing.

Do you all feel energized when you see orange, a sense of healing and security when you look at green, and exhilarating when you look at blue? The time to create works by concentrating on your fingertips while calming your mind with your favorite colors and threads is stress-free and fun, and I call that time “creating meditation.”

In class, you can also check the detailed hand movements in the video, so you will be able to understand points that were difficult to understand that you couldn't do well with just self-study or books.

Also, since it is possible to design it as an accessory or an item that can be applied even in a form that has been made, I think it can be used for future work production. Let's create a work with a design that has never been seen before with Nyanduti.

Why don't you make wonderful accessories together while being healed by the “power of color”?





[Creator Interview]

Q. What kind of activities do teachers usually do? Please introduce yourself briefly!

We are doing various activities to spread the word nyanduti. My main job is a classroom business that teaches how to make a classroom, but now I'm also focusing on training lecturers who can open classrooms. We only present our works at department store events once or twice a year. In combination with yoga, we will have an “outdoor nyanduti party”, and we plan to hold an exhibition of students' works in the future. Also, for those who want to work in the classroom, we incorporate “business courses for classrooms” into lessons and develop jobs related to handmade work.

Q. Please tell us about your experience and achievements so far! Please tell me about exhibitions, awards, etc.

I traveled 7 times to Paraguay, where Nyanduti was born, and received direct guidance from several local craftsmen. In addition to receiving local techniques as they are, we have developed accessories that are easy for Japanese people to get used to. In 2020, the book “My First Nyandutti/Repicbook” (を出版. I am a couturier of Felissimo Co., Ltd., and I also supervise Nyanduti Kit.

Q. How did your teacher get started with Nyanduti?

At first, I was attracted to the technique I saw for the first time and the vividness for viewing. When I actually tried knitting, it was really interesting, and since I made friends in Paraguay, I became more and more immersed in that world. However, Paraguay is currently facing problems such as aging of craftsmen and shortage of successors, so I started activities with the hope that I could help spread the word Nanduti by spreading it in Japan.

Q. Why did you offer online classes with CLASS101?

Nyanduti is a fun craft that is super easy to make cute. However, since the classroom is taught directly, those who can attend are limited. I thought that if you could learn about Nyanduti from any location through videos, more people would be able to know about this fun. There were a lot of hurdles in starting the course, and I was worried about whether I could do it while raising children, but “I want to spread the word Nyanduti!” I decided to start the course because there was no blurring of things, and because many people supported me.

Q. What points did you put the most effort into when planning the class? Who would you recommend this class to?

What works can be enjoyed by both “those who are completely new to it” and “those who have made them”? I thought about it. And we put effort into novelty, such as the fact that the work is cute and makes you want to actually wear it, and that the materials are of a kind that you don't usually use very often, etc., and this time we have made all of the designs that have not been released until now. As for the accessories, I use the image of the country I have traveled to until now, and the concept behind the scenes is “accessories that make you want to go on a trip.” I hope you enjoy that part too. Also, since you can see actual hand movements, points that are easy to fail are explained in an easy-to-understand manner. This class is recommended for those who are new to making Nyanduti, those who want to know the development of Nyanduti, and those who want to know how to make accessories.

Q. What kind of experience do you want the students to have through this class?

A lace braid that looks difficult can be finished so easily. Countless works can be developed depending on the use of colors and sizes. I want you to feel the excitement of removing Nyanduti.” “I want to finish a flat nyanduti in three dimensions.” I want you to take a peek into my head a little bit. (laughs)

Q. Please give a message to the students!

Be sure to try the traditional handicrafts of South America and Paraguay, which are still rare in Japan. I think you can feel the endless possibilities of finishing with just one needle. The time to concentrate and move your fingertips is truly “creating meditation.” Please enjoy a stress-free time by experiencing the fun of being able to develop various designs by changing the size and parts even if it is a shape you have made before. If you make a work, please share it on SNS ♪ #class101 nyanduti and I'll go see it ♡



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