*Upcoming textile tour to Japan in November 2020. I have been working in conjunction with Norma Schafer of Oaxaca Cultural Navigator to plan a textile tour of Tokyo and Kyoto for November 2020. Norma and I both love visiting Japan and working with indigo dyed textiles. Join us as we explore Tokyo and Kyoto, learn from indigo and Katazome artists, shop temple markets, designers studios, and antique textile fairs. We have a really great itinerary planned for this trip. Norma has extensive experience in designing and leading textile experiences both in and outside of the United States. For more information, please see a description here or contact N SOMERS TEXTILES about this trip.

Entryway in the Gion neighborhood of Kyoto

Entryway in the Gion neighborhood of Kyoto

Narrow street in Kyoto

Narrow street in Kyoto

Tsukiji outer market

Tsukiji outer market

Antique Japanese tsutsugaki furoshiki

Antique Japanese tsutsugaki furoshiki

 

*Upcoming Sashiko class with me in Raleigh, NC on November 9th at 10am. Sashiko is a form of traditional Japanese embroidery originally used to reinforce garments and as a means of repair. In the northern regions of Japan, garments were made stronger and warmer by layering cloth and stitching the layers together with long running stitches. This embroidery served a utilitarian purpose but also became a way to add decorative patterns and interest to garments and utilitarian items. In this workshop, students will learn about traditional designs, and begin stitching. Each students will be provided with hand dyed indigo fabric, needles and thread. Sign up here.

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