Sayoko Kitai Butterfly Brooch
Butterfly Brooch is Iron Design Award winner in 2021 - 2022 Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Award Category.
Butterfly Brooch

This hand-crafted wearable art piece can be worn as an accessory or even displayed at home. Using a novel double-sided 3D embroidery technique, the same pattern was simultaneously stitched on both sides of the piece. Its thin, powdery, and shiny wings could be reproduced with single strands and wires, resulting in a lifelike 3D butterfly with form-changeable wings. The wings were attached firmly to pedestals so they will not easily come off. The genuine gold and platinum threads used are so hard that until now, they have never been used in Japan’s embroidery industry.

Butterfly Brooch
Sayoko Kitai Butterfly
Sayoko Kitai Brooch
Sayoko Kitai design
Sayoko Kitai design
Sayoko Kitai

Sayoko Kitai mainly produces wearable art jewelry. These fully-3D embroidery works are created using the Double-Sided Embroidery technique, by which the same pattern can be stitched on both sides of an item simultaneously. Her brand offers a bespoke service and can craft an original item designed not only by Sayoko but also by customers themselves. It also offers altered fashion items, including bags and jackets, made from Japanese traditional kimono and obi.

Sayoko Kitai

With its original Double-Sided 3D Embroidery technique, Rittai-Shishyuu Sayoko produces nature-themed accessories including insects, animals, and plants that are incredibly lifelike. The Double-Sided 3D Embroidery technique is one that artist Sayoko Kitai, who is also president of Rittai-Shishyuu Sayoko, invented. With this unique technique, the same pattern can be embroidered on both sides of a piece simultaneously. The brand creates items based on its clients’ requests.