SCHG Presents in April

KAKISHIBU: BRUSHING & DIPPING

September 9 & 10, 2017

with CHRIS CONRAD

       

Kakishibu is made from the fermented juice of unripe astringent persimmons. Using this traditional dye, Japanese artists and craftsmen create elegant and functional kakishibu works with wood, washi and textiles. Chris had a chance encounter with kakishibu at a temple flea market in Japan which led her to return to Japan and spend two years studying, experimenting, interviewing masters, artists and craftsmen and ultimately writing a book in English about kakishibu. For more information about the process go to http://www.kakishibui.com/.

MORNING PROGRAM: Kakishibu – Persimmon dyeing: history and how I found this craft.

WORKSHOP: On Saturday afternoon participants will learn the brush application of kakishibu and use of modifiers while creating a kibira (traditional Japanese hemp cloth) table mat. On Sunday, participants will explore kakishibu’s range of colors with various weights, weaves and fibers, also using the sun to create uniquely patterned cloth.

There is a limit of 20 participants for this workshop.

Materials fee: $50 payable to instructor.

Participant supply list will be emailed to participants a month before the workshop.

Workshop Fee: $85 for full SCHG members:  $130 for nonmembers and subscribers.

To Register: Send payment in full with the form below to: (do NOT include materials fee)

Bonnie Reese, SCHG Program co-chair,

16631 Superior St., Northridge, CA 91343

PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HANDWEAVERS GUILD 

To register print this form.