Katazome: Natural Dye and Indigo
June 3, 2018 – June 9, 2018
Akemi Nakano Cohn
In this workshop students learn basic Katazome and explore images that represent their own design and story. Katazome is a traditional Japanese rice paste resist technique that is applied through a stencil and colored with natural dyes. The techniques covered include cooking rice paste, making soy milk, brushing a variety of natural dyes, mordants and steaming to set colors. Participants will dip rice-pasted fabric into the natural indigo dye pot to create intense shades of blue. You will also discover Tsutsugaki, which is freehand drawing with rice paste in a special pastry tube. Students will take home a variety of experimental fabric pieces to use as a guide for future projects. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $525
Akemi Nakano Cohn was born in Japan and lives in Chicago, Illinois. She studied dyeing in Japan for 10 years under the master Haru Izumi. Cohn has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Haystack and Penland. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at Anderson Ranch Art Center in Colorado and at SEED Arts and Education in California.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.