July 25, 2012


1. Fruit punch to celebrate Tanabata (July 7).

2. Leno weave class (2nd year).

3. Kanako Sakae's (1st year) Rabari embroidery replica from Needlework class by Yoko Ueba (Assistant Professor at the National Museum of Ethnology). You can see the original piece in the Japanese blog post here.

4. 5. Two 2nd year students are back from their internship at Kawashima Selkon Textiles. Japanese blog posts: 1 Rie Yamamoto  2 Namiko Kobayashi

July 13, 2012

International Students Course 2013

Kasuri Coasters by Patricia (Foundation Kasuri Course 2012)

We have updated our "Schedule and Fees" page with dates for the International Students Course for 2013. These courses are held twice a year, in spring and autumn (both lovely times to be in Kyoto), and are 10 days minimum. Both beginners and experienced weavers are welcome!

In these courses students focus on Kasuri (ikat), starting with the basics in the Foundation Kasuri Course (10 days). If you would like to study further, you can then experiment with 2 new kasuri techniques in Applied Kasuri Course I (10 days), and work on your own design in Applied Kasuri Course II and III (10 days minimum). There is also a Beginners Course (12 days) if you are new to weaving.

You can see previous blog posts by students by clicking on the "Student Voice" link on the right.

Please contact us if you would like to join (we will send you the application form), or have any questions. We look forward to meeting you next year!

July 2, 2012

trettiotvÄ i Kyoto

Patricia, who studied here this spring as an exchange student from HV Skola (Sweden), shares photos of her thirty-two days in Kyoto on her photo blog, trettiotvĂ„ i Kyoto. Please head over and take a look!

A morning walk near the school.

Applied Kasuri I: zurashi gasuri (shifting kasuri) hot bottle cover.

*all photos are from Patricia's blog.