UPCOMING ONLINE ZOOM-BASED  PROGRAMS
SUMMER 2022
The course is intensive and project driven all concepts presented are partnered with a wide range of projects that make use of diverse techniques and materials.
Zoom recordings may be downloaded and saved.
Takasago
Welcoming the New Year
Bingata
The Colors of Okinawa

Have I been able to pique your interest in bingata? I’ll be offering a three-day intensive Zoom-based course on how to create your own bingata-style textiles. Click on the image to find out more.

Saturdays in January, 2023
January 14, 21, and 28
10:00 a.m. PST
Kiri-Biroudo
Cut Silk Velvet
Hina
Japanese Charms and Talismans

I’ll be offering this course in Japanese Charms and Talismans as a follow up to a YouTube video I’ll be presenting the beginning of March on the topic of Girls Day in Japan. Three Saturdays in March, we’ll be covering a variety of methods of fashioning Japanese Girls Day dolls along with various kinds of o-mamori, including delightful charms stitched to the back of children’s clothing. Click on the image for more information.
 
Saturdays in March, 2023
March 4, 11, and 18
10:00 a.m. PST
February 14, 2023
Textile of the Month member participation. 

If you are a subscriber to Textile of the Month, an email with the access information will be mailed to you a few days ahead of this date.

A recording will be posted for the general public to view a few days later on YouTube. Check back here around the 16th to find the link.
January 3, 2023
Textile of the Month member participation. 

If you are a subscriber to Textile of the Month, an email with the access information will be mailed to you a few days ahead of this date.

A recording will be posted for the general public to view a few days later on YouTube. Check back here around the 5th to find the link.
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This course is an opportunity for those who are fascinated by the Okinawan art of bingata, to delve more deeply into the history and process of this truly unique approach to dyeing textiles.
   A working knowledge of katazome will be helpful but not required.
  I'll be going into great detail on a range of subjects, including bingata color theory, the importance of layering colors, working with pigments, and the secrets of shading and highlights (kumadori) that give bingata its energetic appeal.
  There will be an abundance of examples presented, text to download, and video clips to offer you the broadest range of exposure–and of course, my fifty years of experience working in this area, which I am happy to be able to share with you.
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Min-Tsudure
Chinese Influenced Tapestry Weave
Hina-Matsuri
Girls Day and the History of Hina
January 10, 2023
Textile of the Month member participation.

If you are a subscriber to Textile of the Month, an email with the access information will be mailed to you a few days ahead of this date.

A recording will be posted for the general public to view a few days later on YouTube. Check back here around the 12th to find the link.
February 25, 2023
Textile of the Month member participation. 

If you are a subscriber to Textile of the Month, an email with the access information will be mailed to you a few days ahead of this date.

A recording will be posted for the general public to view a few days later on YouTube. Check back here around the 16th to find the link.
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Anyone enamored of Japanese culture will be familiar with Girls Day on March third–Hinamatsuri, or Festival of Dolls. However, the term hina means so much more than just doll. The closest I can come in English is charm, or talisman, although it won’t appear in dictionaries this way.
 Hina date back to a period in which calamities were attributed to supernatural powers. As my dad growing up in Minnesota used to say, “Oofta happens!” Well, “oofta” could be anything–from fire, to famine, to a bacterial infection, or just a stubbed toe. It was all caused by mischievous and malevolent forces in the environment. To guard against these, people carried hina on their person, much like one might carry a rabbit’s foot for luck. And just as anyone steeped in white magic today will tell you, charms come in a wide range of shapes and sizes.
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