The final workshop in our Japanese inspired craft series at the beautiful Crary Gallery in Warren, PA.
Number 5 in the series of 6 Japanese craft inspired workshops at the beautiful Crary Art Gallery.
Folded dyed textiles are found throughout the world. In Japan, these designs are executed in indigo. In this workshop we will experiment with some different folding techniques, along with some sewn, shaped Shibori designs. Each folded pattern will emerge from the dye pot slightly differently, as part of the wonder is how the dye seeps into the folds each time. We will also experience the magic of watching the indigo turn from fluorescent yellow/green to the mystical blue as it oxides. Each participant will leave with a unique set of hand dyed table napkins.
To register for this class head to the Crary’s website here
The fourth workshop in our Japanese craft series pop-up at the beautiful Crary Art Gallery in Warren PA
Ainu decorative needlework is associated with the indigenous people of northern Japan and parts of northeastern Russia. It is a mix of applique and embroidery techniques that creates striking graphic patterns on garments. Like many traditions, it grew first out of necessity, but has become a unique form of cultural expression. In the workshop we will applique a symmetrical organic motif in cotton, and then overlay it with decorative embroidery and couched thread work in a modern interpretation of a traditional design.
To book your spot in this class head over to their website here
This is the third workshop in our Japanese crafts series at the beautiful Crary Art Gallery
The second workshop in our pop-up series at the Crary Art Gallery in Warren, PA
Sashiko, meaning little stabs, is a centuries old Japanese stitching tradition. Originally used for practical purposes, to join together layers of thin or worn cloth, or to prevent wear on outer garments, today it is practiced for its beauty. This workshop will be an introduction to the hitomezashi style of Sashiko which is sewn on a grid. The stitches build on each other creating ever more complex patterns. The workshop will cover tips and tricks for laying out the grid, and we will learn some basic grid approaches that can be expanded into more decorative designs.
To book your spot – head over to their website here!