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more kakishibu

September 17, 2012

after immersion dyeing on fabric

sensei introduced us to kakishibu the consistency of jelly packaged in plastic tubes

sorry, I didn’t get a picture!

we squeezed the dark brown kaki jelly onto plastic wrap and mixed it thoroughly with tiny packets of chemical dye

  then proceeded to make resist patterns with tape on cotton canvas

and  applied the coloured “jelly” to the cloth

here we all are – proud of our masterpieces

this is definitely not my “thing” and I’m confessing my lack of artistic ability when I show you my creation

I hope to use it as a journal cover – the spaces are for the title

Yoko sensei spent this messy dyeing day in her  silk kimono which she wove using a tsumugi silk weft naturally dyed with plants from her mountain village

in the evening the Silk Weaving Studio hosted a reception to open the Noren Exhibition

what a day!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Renee permalink
    September 22, 2012 10:01 pm

    That kimono is just breathtaking.


  2. September 18, 2012 12:36 am

    Yoko sensei’s kimono is absolutely gorgeous, how could she risk it in that dyeing workshop?


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