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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-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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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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My trip to Japan is getting closer

David and I are very excited about going to Japan to study with Bryan Whitehead at his Japanese Textile Workshops. http://japanesetextileworkshops.blogspot.com This is the view from his studio. Our trip is fast approaching and we received a package in the … Continue reading

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