Indigo Dyed Waistcoat Making with Emi Fujisawa

Five Week Creative Course

Images:  (Top) Indigo dye samples with katazome print. (Bottom) Emi Fujisawa, slow fashion collection waistcoat.


31 October
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.

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* We offer a limited number of spaces on each course at a 30% discount for those in receipt of income support such as Universal Credit and Carers Allowance. Please contact us directly for to obtain a discount code to apply at checkout. (Proof of eligibility required).
Booking Terms and Conditions
Completing your booking with Milton Keynes Arts Centre signifies your agreement to the below terms of Refunds and Cancellation. All profits support our annual programme of exhibitions, events and charitable outreach projects.

Bookings are non-refundable and only transferable at the discretion of Milton Keynes Arts Centre. Any workshops that you are unable to attend cannot be refunded and cannot be reallocated.

Courses may be rescheduled/cancelled by Milton Keynes Arts Centre if the minimum number of required students is not met. Notification of a possible reschedule/cancellation will be sent to students three-working days before the first workshop of the term, in this instance only will refunds be issued in full if a course is rescheduled/cancelled.
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