Katazome, or Japanese stencil dyeing, is a great way to create multi-colored, patterned fabrics without complex equipment or toxic chemicals. Learn to cut traditional paper stencils, apply rice paste resists and natural pigment dyes to create one-of-a-kind silk and linen fabrics. Leave with two fabric panels in silk and linen, a silk scarf and two stencils. Previous students may participate at an intermediate level.
About the Instructor
Karen Miller was a marine biologist before retiring to become an expert on katazome, the art of Japanese stencil dyeing. Using her own hand cut stencils to apply a resist paste she produces fabric for art quilts, as well as silk garments, linen hangings and indigo dyed cottons. Her work has been exhibited twice in Japan, is in numerous private collections and the Washington D.C. office of Jane Lubchenco, the head of NOAA. She has taught nationally and internationally and published several articles on katazome. She was featured on OPB TV Oregon Art Beat in October 2007.
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