Please join us for an introduction to Katazome workshop with textile artist and instructor Tyler Peterson. Fee $35 covers materials. To sign up see Margie or use the paypal button on the right to reserve your spot. Registration is very limited so sign up early.
Katazome is a surface design process used for centuries in Japanese textile decoration, especially with cloth destined to become kimonos. For centuries artisans created a resist paste made from a rice flour mixture and applied this paste to cloth through the use of elaborately hand carved stencils. Wherever this paste is applied will resist the dye, creating a pattern. Traditionally Katazome is paired with indigo to create the iconic white and dark blue of many Japanese textiles.
During this 3 hour crash course we will dive into the basics of katazome. We will cover the preparation of the fabric and the resist paste, the making of stencils, the application of the paste onto fabric, and the dyeing of the fabric in a natural indigo vat. Along with having access to vintage stencils from Japan we will also discuss advanced forms and non-traditional DIY methods that one can use at home.
Tyler Peterson is an artist and educator based in Portland, OR. He graduated with his MFA in Applied Craft + Design and was awarded the program’s 2015-2016 Fellowship position. He has shown work in Oregon, Colorado, and Tennessee and recently finished a residency with c3:initiative and Pulp & Deckle. Since 2014 he has been an instructor for WildCraft Studio School teaching classes on natural dyes and traditional Japanese textile processes. You can see examples of his work at the Jasmine Pearl Tea Shop, 724 NE 22nd Ave., Portland, OR 97232