June 27, 2012


1. Tapestry weaving class (1st year). They are working on their first piece and learning the basic techniques.

2. Critique for the 2nd year students' rugs using Shihoko Fukumoto's fabric remnants (you can read a little more about the project here). The chosen students will be creating a final piece for Ms. Fukumoto's villa.

3. Patricia from HV Skola has finished her Kasuri courses at KTS. Here is a photo of her with her Nassen Gasuri (stencil dyeing kasuri) scarf.

4. The indigo plants have grown (you can see photos from April here)!

June 22, 2012


We now have an official facebook page! Please join us here.

June 6, 2012

Beth Nicholls

Beth, who has studied in the 12 day Beginners Course this May has been writing about her time at KTS on her blog:

Preparing and Dyeing the Thread
Preparing Giant Bobbins
Preparing the Warp
Preparing the Loom
Time for Weaving
Lessons in weaving, lessons in life
Colour Magic
Silkworm Encounter

Please check her website, Do What You Love, to find inspiring stories and beautiful photos of Japan and Kyoto!

photo: Beth and a 1st year student reeling silk from raw cocoons in a lecture by textile artist Mayumi Terakawa.

June 3, 2012

Kyoto Hotel Okura

We will be exhibiting students' work at Kyoto Hotel Okura this month. Works by Fumino Hirose, Naoko Hori, and Fumie Harigai will be shown in the gallery area (2nd floor) of the entrance hallway until June 30.

The hotel is located in the city center and is directly connected to exit B2 of subway station "Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae." Please stop by if you are in the area!