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Come explore this dynamic natural dye from Japan. Unique among dyes, kakishibu’s color deepens and matures with time and requires no mordants or heat in the dye process. Expand your dye repertoire with old and new techniques on yarn, cloth, paper and wood.
 
Yarn  

Oh, What a Tangled Skein
From the dramatic to the sublime, kakishibu dyed yarn will give new dimensions to your woven, knit or crocheted creations. Explore color differences with various fibers and learn the use of modifiers to create unique yarn designs.
Offered as a half-day class or in combination with Basic Cloth I as a full-day class.
Facilities – requires an area to hang yarn to dry and a water source.

Paper  

The Wonderful World of Washi
Combining washi (traditional Japanese paper) and kakishibu created a strong, mildew and insect resistant material that performed a myriad of tasks in pre-petroleum Japan. Learn how to make and incorporate this eco-friendly material into your daily life and art projects.
Offered as a 1 day class, or 2 day combined with Ikkanbari
Facilities – tables, chairs, water source, large sink or outdoor area for water run-off.

Ikkanbari  
Ikkanbari - Basket Recycling Japanese Style (half-day)
Discover Ikkan-san’s technique for extending the life of worn out baskets by covering them with washi and kakishibu. Transform bland into shibui.
Offered as a half-day class
Facilities – table, chairs, water source

Ikkanbari – Basket Recycling Japanese Style (full day)
Expanded techniques from the half-day class including katazome (kimono stencil technique), pigments and modifiers.
Offered as a 1 day class
Facilities – table, chairs, water source, large sink or outdoor area for water run-off.

Cloth  
Basic Cloth I – Brushing
You’ll learn brush application of kakishibu and use of modifiers while creating a kibira (traditional Japanese hemp cloth) table mat.
Offered as a half-day class or in combination of Oh, What a Tangled Skein as a full-day class.
Facilities – tables, chairs and a water source

Basic Cloth II – Dipping
Find kakishibu’s range of colors by experimenting with various weights, weaves and fibers. Use the sun and rain to effortlessly create uniquely patterned cloth and add depth and variety with the use of pigments and modifiers.
Offered as a full-day class
Facilities – requires an outdoor area that cloth can be hung and the drips won’t matter and a water source.

Katazome, Shibori and Beyond – Surface Design
Expand your designs beyond solid color. You’ll learn katazome (kimono stencil technique), shibori and how to paint with pigments and modifiers. Two-day class includes tsutsugaki (tube drawing) and additional shibori techniques.
Offered as a 1 or 2 day class.
Facilities – dye-safe area, tables, chairs, water source, large sink or outdoor area for water run-off.

 

 

Kakishibu Complete  
3 Day Workshops – Covers yarn, cloth, wood, paper and Ikkanbari.
Facilities – table, chairs, dye-safe area, water source, sink, area to hang cloth
 

Workshops can be tailored to fit the needs of your group. Lectures on a variety of topics available to suit the focus and time availability of your group.

Contact us for instructor fees.

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