Friday, 18 June 2010

A new backstrap loom class for beginners.

Three very enthusiastic students have made up a Friday class. To keep it interesting I have all three of them weaving something slightly different. Koike san is weaving saki ori for the first time. (Actually it was the first time she wove anything today.) I had some old silk kimono lining that I dyed with madder and Lac. Perfect to rip into fine strips and weave.

Takeshima san is weaving some fine white paper thread she will later surface design with indigo and persimmon tannin.

Kameii san is weaving a gorgeous random indigo hemp stripe. Picture to come.


  1. Just found your blog....can't wait to see more.

  2. takeshima san is weaving shifu? did she spin it?

  3. Wonderful blog! Do you have any photos of those old silk-raising farmhouses in your neighborhood?