March 31, 2012

March






1. graduation exhibition
2. 1st year students working on their independent projects during the exhibition
3. Rie Yamamoto (1st year)
4. wild monkeys (*please be careful)

March 18, 2012

Spring Vacation

The school will be closed for spring vacation from March 18 to April 1. We will be posting photos from the graduate exhibition soon!

March 17, 2012

Kittiya Areemit


I LOVE SUMMER
cotton / nassen gasuri (stencil dyeing kasuri), embroidery

When summer is coming, I always think about when I was young. I don't have to go to school. I just play. I enjoy every moment around me. I put all my memories of joy into a scarf. When summer comes, just bring this scarf with you and enjoy it.

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At Kawashima Textile School, I have learned and understood how difficult, and at the same time how fascinating textiles are. From preparing, dyeing until starting to weave, you need love and passion to do it. That is why these woven pieces are called handmade.

Kawashima has a very nice environment. It is surrounded by mountains and trees so you always find inspiration just by turning around. I have learned the basics of weaving and the basics of Kasuri. They were very helpful for me to understand how textiles are created and will be a very strong basic for futher studying.

People here are very impressive. Teachers and friends are very supportive. They help you even out of school. I had fun traveling in Kyoto, and learned culture by sitting down at a cafe. I have brought not only knowledge back home but warm relationships as well. Kyoto is such a lovely city on earth. A lot of cultures, craft shops, very good food and nice galleries. People are nice. This is just one reason why I will go back to Kawashima and Kyoto again.

kasuri cushion and sample


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Kittiya has graduated from King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok in 2002 with a degree in Interior Architecture. She had worked as an interior designer in Bangkok at the beginning of her career path, and then turned to project management. During this period, she had opportunities to start working as an interior stylist for show units in Bangkok, and discovered her interest in interior textiles such as curtains, pillows, and bed linen. Studying at Kawashima Textile School was a great opportunity to explore the world
of textiles, and to gain knowledge to develop her skills in interior in the future.

Kittiya studied in the Beginners Course, Foundation Kasuri Course, and Applied Kasuri Course I of Spring 2012.