Images: (Top) Indigo dye samples with katazome print. (Bottom) Emi Fujisawa, slow fashion collection waistcoat.
7, 14, 21, 28 November 2022
Gift vouchers available
Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.
Who is this class suitable for?
Ages 16+, all abilites welcome.
What will be covered in the class?
During this 5-week creative course slow fashion designer Emi Fujisawa will guide you through making a hand sown and hand dyed waistcoat using Japanese traditional katazome and sashiko techniques. -
Katazome printing uses rice glue and indigo dye. Sashiko is a stitching technique.
The workshop will include:
- Making Japanese traditional rice glue
- Making and cutting your own print design for katazome.
- Hand dye the fabric with an indigo vat
- Hand sewing with sashiko
- Hand sewing your own waistcoat
All students will work from the same base pattern, which is personalised with their designs. The dimensions of waistcoat will be free size.
What will students leave the class with?
A handmade waistcoat, fabric samples with katazome prints and a rice glue recipe.
What will I need to bring?
All materials and tools are included. You may wish to bring a sketchbook to draw designs and make notes.
Art Studio. The art studio is situated at the top of a flight of stairs. Tools are all light and accessible. Work benches are not currently height adjustable.
Emi Fujisawa is a Japanese textile and ceramic artist/designer. Her personal work is mainly focused on making vases and Japanese matcha bowls using her own glazes made with natural materials.