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2-Day Japanese Gift-Wrapping Workshop

2-Day Japanese Gift-Wrapping Workshop
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Date: Jun 15, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday, June 15, 10am – 3pm and Sunday, June 16, 1 – 4pm Cost: $60-$75
Included with admission Location:
Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building 250 Flora St Bellingham, WA Contact:
(360) 778-8930 Event Categories:
Event Website:https://www.whatcommuseum.org/event/dye-tie-two-day-workshop-with-seiko-purdue/2019-06-16/
Event Details:

During this two-day Japanese textile workshop, artist and university professor Seiko Atsuta Purdue will lead you in a hands-on exploration of the art of katazome, a traditional Japanese textile technique and basic kimono dyeing process, resulting in the creation of your very own furoshiki design.

Furoshiki is traditionally a square silk cloth to wrap gifts, which is a beautiful and eco-friendly way to wrap everyday objects such as wine bottles and lunch boxes as an alternative to paper.

On the first day, you will develop a repeating stencil design and learn the entire process of katazome, including paste-making and application. On the second day, we will dye the fabric with indigo, rinse the paste off, and explore wrapping different objects. Seiko Atsuta Purdue is Professor in the Fibers/Fabrics area in the Department of Art at Western Washington University.

Please register before event.