UPCOMING ZOOM PROGRAMS
SPRING and EARLY SUMMER 2022
Japanese Sewing and Clothing Design
three days plus review
Saturdays
January 8, 15, 22 and 29
10:00-12:00 noon Pacific Standard Time
Tsujigahana
three days plus review
Saturdays
February 5, 12, 19 and march 12
10:00-12:00 noon Pacific Standard Time
Fanciful Egg Dolls
one day
Sunday
February 27
10:00-12:00 noon Pacific Standard Time
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Egg dolls are a particularly whimsical approach to expressing human nature and day-to-day activities. These dolls may be as simple in appearance as a white egg with just a few strokes to hint at eyes and evoke a sense of quiet contemplation. Or they may be elaborately trussed up in silk brocade to show off the splendor of an Edo Period courtesan.
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The kimono has long been emulated as the ideal medium to show off handwoven and uniquely dyed textiles. Easy to wear and flexible in fit, it is acknowledged as the patron garment of artists, socialites, and certainly the art-to-wear movement.
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Tsujigahana an ancient combination of stitched shibori and direct painting techniques, allowing for gentle, moody images brought alive with subtle touches of well-defined lines. Many of you may be familiar with the technique through the exquisite artwork of Itchiku Kubota.
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above:Happiness by Jen Harness (age twelve)
below: Alicia Dodge
Both from a previous tsujigahana class.
above: jinbaori by John Marshall
below: chanchanko variation by John Marshall
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above: Katherine Shiver.
below: Alicia Dodge
Both from a previous tsujigahana class.
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Katazome
four days plus review
Saturdays
March 19 & 26 and April 2 & 9, 23
10:00-12:00 noon Pacific Standard Time
Advanced Stencil Design
one day plus review
Saturdays
April 16 and May 7
10:00-12:00 noon Pacific Standard Time
Tsutsugaki
one day plus review
Saturdays
April 30 and May 14
10:00-12:00 noon Pacific Standard Time
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Most katazome dyeing is achieved with one stencil applied in a straight-forward, linear fashion. However, there are so many more options!
  In this one-day course (plus review session) I’ll be presenting how to prepare stencils that may meander in any direction, as well as compound stencils used to create unique and complex imagery.
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This is an intensive course covering all aspects of katazome dyeing–including how to design and carve your own stencils, working with rice-paste resist, working with both pigments and other natural dyes, as well as washing and caring for your fabrics. This is the Zoom version of John's popular katazome studio class, with downloads, close up video clips, and much more!
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Tsutsugaki, which means cone drawing, is the preferred technique among Japanese artists working on large or fluid designs. Working in a manner somewhat similar to writing “Happy Birthday!” on a cake with frosting, the rice paste is applied directly to the surface of the fabric. The immediacy of this approach allows for spontaneity and a greater degree of dynamic energy of line.
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Beginner’s Guide to Fresh-Leaf Indigo Dyeing
five days
Sundays
March 20, May 1, June 19, July 10 and 24
10:00-12:00 noon Pacific Standard Time
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Last year I tried a new format that worked quite well for people wanting to find out more about working with Japanese indigo but aren’t really sure where to start. The study days are spread out over a longer period allowing you to work on projects at your leisure before jumping back in.  I’ll be including a lot of cultural and historical information, and perhaps one of the best parts, I’m including a kit that will include everything needed for the class except dirt, water, and sunshine! All included in one price. Registration is on a first come basis.
Includes comprehensive kit.
Great starting point - all supplies necessary for projects included, even the seeds!
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This class is full. You may still click on the links to find out more about what is being offered.

If you’d like to be put on a list to be the first to be notified as soon as another is scheduled, please email me at

John@JohnMarshall.to

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