Category Archives: Japan

Journey to Japan: Learning With a Master

If you’ve been following along then you know that my long-awaited trip to Japan finally took place this year. The trip involved two days of sight-seeing and shopping in Tokyo, followed by a ten-day workshop hosted at Bryan Whitehead’s farmhouse … Continue reading

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Adventures in Japan: 2019 Trip Part II

My long-awaited (and postponed!) trip to Japan took place this year, and it was simply incredible. The trip consisted of a couple of days of exploring Tokyo and a ten-day workshop at Bryan Whitehead’s home and farm in Fujino. I … Continue reading

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My Trip to Japan is Rescheduled to 2019

Good news and bad news. Bad news for some is that my trip to Japan has been rescheduled to May of 2019. Good news for others is my trip to Japan has been rescheduled until 2019. There was just not … Continue reading

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Learn to make your own Shibori fabrics and week two of my Shibori excitement give away.

I have been teaching Shibori and Indigo dyeing classes and I want to give you some dates and places where I will be teaching in the future. I am excited to be at Art Retreat on the Prairie in November. … Continue reading

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Japan Trip-More Indigo, Food & Ikebana

As usual, Bryan started the day with pictures and a history of Japanese textiles and dyeing, whetting our appetites for the projects to be assigned that day. We were even able to get inspiration from the floor cushions that we sat … Continue reading

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Japan Trip Indigo Workshop-Field Trip

Each day contained more dyeing lessons and learning new techniques. Bryan often showed more of his collection, which included examples of what we would be learning to do. We could not help getting excited about the artistry and level of … Continue reading

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Japan Indigo Dye Workshop-The Experience continues

Each morning Bryan continued with his lessons in various aspects of culture and art, often getting out pieces of his collections of dyed fabrics, some of which are antiques. As part of understanding the nature of indigo, Bryan had us … Continue reading

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A Weekend Spent Playing in the Indigo Vat

First the big news! Today is the day I will be on the American Patchwork and Quilting radio podcast with Pat Sloan. If you want to listen here is the link. All People Quilt Podcast We had several people wanting … Continue reading

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Japan Trip-Indigo Dyeing Workshop-The work begins

Each morning Bryan started the day with a lesson in Japanese art, culture, dyeing and fashion. He referred to his extensive collection of books and reference materials and then gave us that day’s assignment and scheduled the day’s dyeing activities. … Continue reading

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