it is the small events in life that truly matter, create memories and nurture friendships
someone (they know who they are) that I met through our blogs
gave me a collection of tools and materials for cutting and using stencils (katagami)
oh my! — rolls of kakishibu treated washi
paper cones and tips for tsutsugaki
punches for cutting patterns
silk gauze for reinforcing delicate patterns
ingredients to make rice paste and dyes
two skeins (16 oz.) of yarn that would appear to be silk paper
if anyone knows what this is called or how it is made I would love to know…?
two Japanese books of traditional stencil patterns
Harald Bohmer’s Koekboya, a book of natural dyes
The Silk Weavers of Kyoto by Tamara K. Hareven, research, study and personal interviews with the obi weavers of Nishijin, Kyoto. I explored and fell in love with this area when I was a student at Kawashima.
I am planning to host a workshop on a variety of Japanese techniques in 2013, many of these tools and materials will be shared
and now, with only the vaguest idea of where this is leading me I’m prepared for the winter months