February 8, 2012

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.)


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.


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.