Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Sashiko Stitching on Katazome and Hinode Shibori

Look what Kawamoto san has done. The excitement is still turned on from the antique market visit. As you remember she bought an old linen kimono and took it apart, washed it, ironed it and used the old stencil I bought to indigo dye the pattern on it. We talked about respecting the cloth and figured the best way to show respect to this particular one was to stitch it together with another. She did a great job and we were all so impressed. Other students were on the bandwagon in minutes. The enthusiasm spread. There was a break in the monsoon and it was clear and hot and dry today with a slight breeze.

Ogata san has been preparing this hinode shibori variety to dye for two weeks. The indigo was in good condition today. Good work Ogata san.