Katazome and Indigo • December 14 & 15
Adult, Classes, Education
Saturday & Sunday, December 14 and 15, 2 – 4 pm
Learn the basics of katazome, a traditional Japanese surface design technique using stencils. Students will apply a quick-drying paste through handmade stencils onto fabric and then dye the cloth in a pre-reduced indigo vat. This unassuming paste-resist method leads to beautiful results. Leave with samples of cloth pasted and dyed, and the knowledge to make and experiment with this non-toxic Japanese paste in your own studio. By the end of class, students will gain an understanding of katazome as a resist technique, learn to set up a pasting station and apply paste using a hera (spreader), use stencils that are not traditionally made, and recognize both repeating and non-repeating designs. Everyone will make 3-4 samples of katazome work, dye prepared cloth in a vat, and learn proper washout techniques. Materials fee $30, payable to the instructor. **See supply list of items to bring to class**
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Karin Knudsen is a textile artist specializing in katazome: a Japanese surface-design technique using stencils and paste to create patterns. She designs and cuts her own stencils and makes paste from scratch using the traditional ingredients. In 2013, Knudsen studied with an indigo-dyer during six intensive weeks in Fujino, Japan. Knudsen’s approach to katazome emphasizes non-traditional pasting and dyeing techniques and the use of layered stencils to explore realistic and abstract images. Her teaching philosophy embraces enthusiasm and patience, with the belief that all students can produce successful results.
$72.00 – $80.00