February 7, 2011

Chuya Ori Workshop (closed)

Aug. 29(Mon.) to Aug. 31(Wed.) 10:00-16:00

Tuition Fee: 25,200yen
Materials Fee: 5,250yen
Capacity: 6-10 students
Held in Japanese and English

Application Deadline: July 25 (Mon.)


Chuya Ori is a traditional Japanese weaving technique sometimes also known as a reversible weave. The name comes from Chu which means daytime in Japanese and Ya which means evening and Ori indicating weaving. Thus it suggests a “Day & Night” image when you observe the opposite colors on the front and back of the cloth produced. When the warp is set with alternating colored thread and it is dense, then you can achieve a different color on the back and front surfaces. When you change treadling, the color of the cloth is reversed on the front and back. It is possible to also weave a reversible checker board pattern with a combination of the color scheme and arrangement of the warp. In this workshop we will weave some reversible place mats using silk and ramie with this technique. At first glance it appears to be complicated, but actually it is a technically easy weaving pattern.

Day 1 Designing, warping, preparing the loom
Day 2 Preparing the loom, weaving
Day 3 Weaving, finishing


Keiko Yoshida
In 1985 Keiko Yoshida completed the Advanced Textile Research Course at Seian Women's College in Kyoto Japan. After working for a period of time at HINAYA Inc., a traditional weaving company in Kyoto, she became a studio weaving artist. While researching paper weaving she learned how to make washi paper yarn from Ms. Takiyo Hattori and Ms. Hiroko Karuno. Currently she is producing handwoven textiles and is an Adjunct Instructor at Nagoya University of Arts and Kyoto University of Art and Design.


To apply, please contact us using our inquiry form or by email (kts(at)kawashima-textile-school.jp), and we will send you the application form. Please fill it in and send it back to us by July 25 (Mon.).

Please let us know if you would like to stay at our dormitory during the course.

Please do not cancel. We may charge you a cancellation service fee.