Oct. 16, 2014 – Barbara Shapiro

Our second regular meeting of fall 2014 gathers at 7 pm at Woodside Village Church on Woodside Rd., Woodside.

Those who wish may join the group dining at Buck’s Restaurant on the right after the circle entering town, starting at 5:45 pm.

We socialize at the church parish hall till the program begins at 7:30 pm.  The presenter this month is Barbara Shapiro, well known for writing, teaching, and personal artistry.

Barbara Shapiro Japan 2014

Barbara Shapiro
Japan 2014

This month she is sharing images and objects from her recent trip to Japan, including her shibori samples from an in-depth 4-day workshop she attended early this summer, which she involved hands-on and up-close activities suited to experienced textile practitioners. She learned and will teach us the story of silk in Japan from silk worm farming and modernized filature, as well as a special under-kimono technique in red safflower dye, and then on to high-fashion houses in Tokyo (where no photos were allowed)

All photos below by Barbara Shapiro. An extensive article on this visit, with many more photos, can be found at:

http://www.surfacedesign.org/newsblog/slow-fiber-studio-gives-insider-access-to-japanese-textile-art-design

Masanao Arai expains Beni Kyoukechi

Masanao Arai expains Beni Kyoukechi, carved board clamp resist techniques.

 

Mame Shibori washing out. Arimatsu. 2014.

Mame Shibori washing out. Arimatsu. 2014.

 

Child's 100-Piece Amletic Vest with Patches and Shibori, Iwatate Folk Textile Museum

Child’s 100-Piece Amletic Vest with Patches and Shibori, Iwatate Folk Textile Museum

Itajime, Clamp Resist Shibori. Diaper. Arimatsu 2014

Itajime, Clamp Resist Shibori. Diaper. Arimatsu 2014

Shibori yukata at the  Arimatsu Shibori Festival 2014

Shibori yukata at the
Arimatsu Shibori Festival 2014

Boro Jacket and Blanket, Amuse Museum, Tokyo 2014

Boro Jacket and Blanket, Amuse Museum, Tokyo 2014

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