February 1, 2013

Natural Dyeing "Colors of the Heian Period" (closed)

September 4-6 (3 days) 9:00-16:00
Tuition Fee: 31500yen (materials fee included)
Capacity: 3-8 students
Held in Japanese + English speaking staff member
Application Deadline: August 19

For information about the application process, please click here.

Make color samples using 6 natural dyes (safflower, gromwell root, sumac, Japanese green alder, bayberry) and mordants such as camillia ashes, straw ashes, ohaguro (teeth blackening) iron.

Day 1 Preparing the mordants, dyeing
Day 2 Dyeing
Day 3 Dyeing with indigo (fresh leaves, dead leaves, fermented leaves)

Masaru Hori
Masaru Hori has worked on restoration of fabrics from Fujinoki Kofun (late 6th Century burial mound), and on fabrics etc. for The State Guesthouse in Akasaka at Kawashima Selkon Textiles. He has been teaching dyeing at Kawashima Textile School from 1996.