Botanical dyeing Workshop
Duration: 6 hours (AM/PM)
Price: 16,000 JPY / person
Teacher: Tatehiko Yamazaki
Teacher - Tatehiko Yamazaki
Born 1958 in Takasaki, Gunma. His great-grandfather was Akira Yamazaki, the founder of "Kusaki-Zome." He currently runs a studio called "草木染伝習所" and is engaged in creative activities while seeking a form of herbi-style dyeing rooted in the local climate. If you are interested, please notify us through this Google Form.
30 min - Introduction and Prepare
Introducing the teacher, the tools and the dyes. Then, the teacher will tell you how the workshop will be.
90 min - Carving the stencil paper
Four copies of the pattern are pasted onto four sheets of stencil, which are then carved into molds.
60 min - Making dye liquid
Boiling the botanical dyes according to the season and making the Lac-dye liquid, Koganebana liquid, and indigo (pigment) liquid.
60 min - Dyeing and Surikomi
Dye the cloth with the botanical dye. This is called base dyeing and the dyed cloth is pasted onto a board with Surikomi using lac-dye, Sumi ink, indigo pigments, and the roots of baicalensis.
60 min - Finish
Use aluminum mordant: soak in 0.2% dry alum solution for 5 minutes. Finally, rinse in water and dry. Photos will be taken and a question and answer session will be held with the teacher after that.
Please answer the form, if you are interested.
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