SOCIAL & Tenugui Exhibition
Indigo JAM & SOCIAL
Saturday 16 November 2019 | 13:00 – 15:30
Slow Fiber Studios ANNEX | 1825 8th St. Berkeley, CA
$25 WSN Members | Materials Fee included
Directly after the potluck social with Hiroyuki Murase, we invite you to join us for the fourth and final Indigo JAM of 2019. Meet indigo enthusiasts over two organic indigo vats for an open session of indigo dyeing. We have two potent 30-gallon vats made from a blend of Persicaria tinctoria, Indigofera tinctoria, and Indigofera suffruticosa, from Tennessee and California, U.S.A., and Oaxaca, Mexico.
Slow Fiber Studios’ staff, Krysten and Eric, will open the JAM with casual instruction and demonstration in making and maintaining an indigo vat. You are welcome to bring 1-2 pounds of pre-washed and well-rinsed, all natural, cellulose or silk yarns or fabrics ready to dye. Skeins of sashiko cotton threads from master sashiko artist Mrs. Endo in Yonezawa will be available all scoured and ready for dyeing.
Gather, socialize and work on your latest indigo projects with your fellow dyers.
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Traditional Japanese tenugui exhibition from Arimatsu, Japan
Sunday 16 November 2019 | 10:00 – 15:30
ALSO, during the event we will be hosting the first exhibition of traditional shibori tenugui for sale, all hand made in Japan. Tenugui are small, all purpose towels made of lightweight cotton, used in Japan for centuries and recently appreciated and collected because of the beautiful graphic designs found on them.
After the event, we will have the collection of tenugui available through our online shop: here