Friday, 12 October 2012
Kasuri First Try and Silk Mystery Solved
Imai san gave warp kasuri a try. (And me as well. Hardly qualified to teach kasuri I was winging it too.) There were a few problems but it turned out fine. She tried a few weft kasuri additions. Not perfect by far. But now she has an idea of what is involved in weaving warp and weft kasuri. Hmmm. Kasuri is a tough nut to crack. It is very difficult to get it just right. Design wise and technically. Having woven a few pieces, the artistic and skill levels involved in determining the value of kasuri become clear.
Justin wanted to solve one of the mysteries of life while in Japan. How to get the silk off the cocoon into floss and reeled thread. Here he is in the kitchen reeling happily away.