KOGIN ZASHI (Japanese folk crafts embroidery) workshop with Yoko Yamada

Learn about the traditional Japanese embroidery technique from Aomori known as kogin, in a special hands on workshop with Yoko Yamada. Kogin embroidery is known for its hand stitching technique, in which white cotton thread is stitched through each hole of the indigo-colored fabric. Today, either wool or cotton is used depending on the function, … Continue reading “KOGIN ZASHI (Japanese folk crafts embroidery) workshop with Yoko Yamada”

Sustainable Practices: Creating a Sense of Place with Local Natural Dyes

This seminar will explore beautiful examples of traditional Japanese textiles dyed with indigo, mud, lac, and sunflower. Learn the story of Oshima tsumugi kimono fabric, and see a range of colors made from different combinations of fibers, indigo, and enzymes on ikats, katazome, and shibori. Some of these dyes come from specific regions in Japan … Continue reading “Sustainable Practices: Creating a Sense of Place with Local Natural Dyes”