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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 Trip-Stencil Dyeing-Part 2

This post continues with our day in Hachioji at Noguchi-San’s home/studio where we learned more about the art of katazome and were able to apply our hand at this century’s old art. This was the door to a fire house … Continue reading

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Japan Indigo Workshop-Stencil Dyeing-Part 1

One morning Bryan gathered the group together and marched us down to the Fujino bus station where we took a bus to the train station and then a train to Hachioji where we took another bus to the home/studio 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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Japan Trip-Fabric Dyeing Workshop-Monday day 3

This is one more picture from the National Garden that we wanted you to see. It is a small bonsai type tree on an island in the pond. The arrangement of flowers in the hotel lobby was especially elegant. Before … Continue reading

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Japan Trip – fabric dyeing workshop trip-day 2

It is day 2 and a Sunday. We originally planned on starting the day early in the morning by going to the famous fish market. Our chef son told us not to miss it; however, it is closed on Sunday … Continue reading

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Japan Trip-fabric dyeing workshop

We¬†stumbled across a unique, not to be missed, opportunity to go to Japan and take a ten day workshop in 8th century Japanese textile dyeing techniques. Once we were vetted as suitable ¬†and serious candidates, we were able to receive … Continue reading

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A relaxing morning at the Modesto California farmers’ market

We had a day off between lectures and workshops and were told about the block long farmers’ market in downtown Modesto. Once there, we discovered the variety of homegrown veggies, fruits, nuts and locally produced cheese, breads and meats. One … Continue reading

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