February 24, 2012

February






1. final critique
2. group project (1st year)
3. Fumino Hirose (2nd year)
4. Namiko Kobayashi (1st year)

February 14, 2012

Graduate Exhibition

This year's Graduate Exhibition will be held from March 7-11 at the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art. We will be exhibiting pieces by our first to fourth year students, technical study course students, international students, and alumnae.

Kawashima Textile School Graduate Exhibition
2012.3.7 (Wed.) -11 (Sun.) 9:00 - 17:00
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art (Kyoto-shi Bijutsukan)
Admission Free

February 8, 2012

Workshops 2012

*updated on Feb. 8 with links to Shifu 1: Paper Yarn Making, Shifu 2: Indigo Leaf Dyeing, Shifu 3: Weaving an Obi, and Waffle Scarf Workshop.

In 2012 the following workshops will be open to international students. We look forward to meeting you at KTS!



Shifu 1: Paper Yarn Making
Keiko Yoshida

May 3-4 (2 day workshop)


Keiko Yoshida

July 21-22 (2 day workshop)






Day Trip to Miyama
Hiroyuki Shindo

July 23


Keiko Yoshida

August 17-21 (4 day workshop)


Masaru Hori

Sep. 3-5 (3 day workshop)


Keiko Yoshida

October 22-24 (3 day workshop)


Hillu Liebelt

October 25-27 (3 day workshop)







Shifu 1: Paper Yarn Making (closed)


May 3 (Thu.) to May 4 (Fri.) 10:00-16:00

Tuition Fee: 21,000yen
Materials Fee: included
Capacity: 6-10 students
Held in Japanese and English

Application Deadline: Apr. 12 (Thu.)

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You can make paper yarn from Japanese “Washi” paper. We will precut the "Washi" paper into thin strips, roll it into a kind of thick uniform bundle and then tear every other cut to create a single long strip. Finally we will spin this into a single long line somewhat smaller than yarn but larger than thread. Not only can “Washi” paper yarn be woven, but it can be dyed, knitted, crocheted and braided.

*In this workshop we will be making 3 washi papers worth of yarn. Applicants for the “Shifu” Program of August will need 8 washi papers worth of yarn. Students who wish to stay and make the necessary amount may use facilities on May 5 (Sat.) and 6 (Sun.) with an additional fee. Please inquire.

Day 1: Cutting and rolling the washi
Day 2: Spinning


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 Kyoto University of Art and Design.

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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 Apr. 12 (Thu.).

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

Check-in: May 2 (Wed.)

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

Shifu 2: Indigo Leaf Dyeing (closed)















July 21 (Sat.) to July 22 (Sun.)          10:00-16:00

Tuition Fee: 17,750 yen
Materials Fee: included
Capacity: 6-10 students
Held in Japanese and English
*This workshop is intended for experienced weavers.

Application Deadline: June 30 (Sat.)

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This is a unique method of dyeing with only the raw indigo plant leaf rather than the normally used fermented brew process. We will use silk thread because the silk is very receptive to this technique and the color comes out well.

Before the flowers of the plant bloom the indigo content of the leaves is highest. When we dye the thread with these leaves on a fine sunny, dry day the thread will dry quickly resulting in color that ranges from sharp sky blue to a greenish light blue.

Applicants for the “Shifu” Program of August will use this dyed thread as the warp of an obi.

Day 1: Dyeing
Day 2: Winding the thread, designing the obi, warping


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 Kyoto University of Art and Design.

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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 June 30(Sat.).

Please let us know if you would like to stay at our dormitory during the course.
Check-in: July 20(Fri.)

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

Shifu 3: Weaving an Obi (closed)

















Aug. 17 (Fri.) to Aug. 21 (Tue.)          10:00-16:00

Tuition Fee: 31,500 yen
Materials Fee: included
Capacity: 6-10 students
Held in Japanese and English
*This workshop is intended for experienced weavers.

Application Deadline: July 27 (Fri.)

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Shifu is a woven cloth produced using paper yarn made from "Washi". Usually silk, cotton and ramie are used for the warp, and washi paper yarn as the weft. Beautiful cloths using washi paper yarn for both the warp and weft exist as well.

In this workshop, we will use the silk thread dyed in the Shifu 2: Indigo Leaf Dyeing Workshop for the warp and washi paper yarn made in the Shifu 1: Paper Yarn Making Workshop for the weft to weave a fresh, summery hanhaba-obi (half-width obi).

*Applicants must prepare 8 washi papers (kozo, 3monme, 5mm strips) worth of yarn by the beginning of the course.

Day 1: Setting up the loom
Day 2: Weaving
Day 3: Weaving
Day 4: 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 Kyoto University of Art and Design.

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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 Apr. 12(Tue.).

Please let us know if you would like to stay at our dormitory during the course.
Check-in: Aug.16 (Thu.)

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

Weaving a Waffle Scarf (closed)


Oct. 22 (Mon.) to Oct. 24 (Sat.)          10:00-16:00
Tuition Fee: 30,450 yen
Materials Fee: included
Capacity: 6-10 students
Held in Japanese and English

Application Deadline: Oct. 1 (Mon.)

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Waffle weave, also known as honeycomb weave, is a structure where both the warp and weft have long floats, creating bulk on the surface of the cloth. The bulk traps air and moisture, and the texture feels wonderful against your skin.

We will be using two ply yarn made form combed cotton and garabo cotton, and cotton chenille yarn. Using waffle weave and other structures, weave a cozy scarf perfect for spring and autumn.

Day 1: Warping, setting up the loom
Day 2: 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 Kyoto University of Art and Design.

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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 Apr. 12(Tue.).

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.