Slow Fashion Workshop: Katazome Print and Indigo Dye Bag Making with Emi Fujisawa
5 Week Creative Course
22 February, 1, 8, 15, 22 March 2023
Who is this class suitable for?
No experience required
What will be covered in the class?
Make your very own hand sewn and hand dyed Japanese bag with Japanese textile artist/maker Emi Fujisawa.
You will be able to choose from a few bag shapes inspired by Japanese traditional bags. Examples include shifuku bags for tea ceremonies, Kinchaku or Furoshiki bags.
Your bag will incorporate Katazome; a traditional Japanese print technique using rice glue and be dyed with indigo.
The workshop will include:
Week 1: Learning katazome print techniques. Making samples and dyeing with an indigo vat.
Week 2: Learning how to make Japanese rice glue. Making your own katazome print design. Discuss the design of your bag.
Week 3: Applying your rice glue design onto vintage fabric. Making your bag pattern and begin hand sewing using Japanese sashiko needle and threads.
Week 4: Continue sewing.
Week 5: Complete sewing and dye your bag with indigo.
What will students leave the class with?
Each student will leave with one handmade bag, The dimensions of your bag will be:
approx.15cm x 15cm
approx.15cm x 15cm
Furoshiki bag: 30 cm x 30
You will also leave with a few fabric samples with katazome prints, a recipe for rice glue, a recipe for an instant indigo vat and a sashiko sewing kit.
What will I need to bring?
All materials and equipment will be provided
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 presents a slow fashion collection as well as making vases and Japanese matcha bowls using her own glazes made with natural materials.