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Exploring Japanese Textiles with John Marshall
Welcome to my world of Japanese textiles…

My earliest memories are of color and texture. I was just a toddler when Dad put together a collection of fabric samples, abundantly tactile and vibrantly hued, bound it with strong thread, and gave it to me as a toy. It was chew-proof and washer-safe. Later, growing up in a small Japanese American community in California, I was regularly exposed to exotic textile colors and patterns, further fueling my interests. I was able to advance my studies when, at seventeen, I moved to Japan and immersed myself in the language and culture of my dreams.
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It is my hope that I will be able to share with you not only the knowledge I have gained over the past fifty years of researching and practicing these arts, but also my love for the pure joy this beauty brings.
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KATAZOME
Seven digital workshops with everything you need to know about rice-paste resist stencil dyeing.
STENCILS
RICE PASTE RESIST
SOYMILK
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INDIGO
KIRIBAME
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Digital workshops in this section are project-based lessons following my book Singing the Blues - click on this text to find out more.
A unique Japanese method of inlay in combination with pieced quilting. Often employing hand painting techniques for additional detailing.
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KYOUKECHI
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Come visit with John and watch as he dyes DANCE OF LIFE, with clamps and natural dyes.
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High-relief imagery created through padding, appliqué, and trapunto techniques. One of my favorite art forms!
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TSUJIGAHANA
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This digital workshop will guide you through combining shibori techniques with hand-painting and stencil-applied dyes.
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