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Indigo Dyeing Basics
Ann Asakura 

August 1 Saturday
9:00 am - Noon
Lyon Arboretum


Offered in partnership with the Lyon Arboretum in Manoa Valley, please register with the Aboretum, 988-0456.





June Hirano

Sashiko Stitching Workshop
June Hirano 

August 9 - August 16
Sunday, 9:00 am - Noon
Room 202
Class Fee: $60
Honolulu Museum of Art




Lorraine Tokuyama

This simple Japanese running stitch was traditionally used to stitch together indigo fabric scraps with elaborate patterns of tortoise shells or clouds. Students stitch traditional patterns and apply the technique to renew clothing, bedding, or interior accessories. Prerequisite: Ability to sew a running stitch. Supply kit includes sashiko needles, threads, pins, dishcloth, hand-outs. June Hirano shops in Japan and uses sashiko to embellish Western clothing with kimono kogire pieces and paste-resisted indigo cottons.

Supply Fee:  $10 paid to instructor

Please register directly with the Honolulu Museum of Art.
Phone 532-8741, or go to  www.honolulumuseum.org







V I S I T I N G . A R T I S T
Akemi Cohn



"Stitched Stories"
Akemi Nakano Cohn

Saturday, 9 am–noon, October 10
Sunday, 9 am–2 pm, October 11
2 sessions / $130 + $15 supply fee
paid to instructor
Honolulu Museum of Art School

Akemi Cohn, graduate of Tama Art University and Cranbrook Academy of Art, has tailored this workshop for students who wish to create their own stories on fabrics.  Cohn will show students how to illustrate their own stories with several techniques:  monoprinting, working with a water soluble stabilizer and stitching directly on to fabrics.   Experience with sashiko stitching,“little stabs” in Japanese, is helpful but not as important as hand-sewing a straight stitch.  Supply fee covers fabric ink, transfer agents and some fabrics.  Presented in partnership with TEMARI, Center for Asian & Pacific Arts with support from its Joyce Wright Visting Artist Program.
 
Cohn resides in Chicago where she is on the faculty of Lillstreet Studio. She maintains an intense teaching and exhibition schedule:  Maiwa (Canada), Zijdelings (Holland), Haystack, Penland and international Surface Design conferences. You can view her work at, www.akemistudio.com.
 
Please register directly with the Honolulu Museum of Art School.
Registration begins August 4. 
Phone 532-8741, or go to  www.honolulumuseum.org







Itajime Shibori:
Folded & Twisted Shibori


October 13 & 14,
Tuesday and Wednesday
9:00am-Noon
Lyon Arboretum

Continue your affair with indigo dyeing and learn new Shibori, resist, methods. Visiting Artist Akemi Cohn will teach the Nejiri and Itajime techniques, Japanese for twisted and folded. Students will manipulate cotton, silk and linen around a small PVC plastic pipe and learn how to control the twisting to make a variety of resist patterns. Folding the fabrics into various shapes also produces resisted patterns. Dipping and submerging the twisted and folded fabrics into the indigo vat several times creates harmonious shades of irresistible blue; pale morning sky to midnight dark navy.

Cohn studied traditional indigo dyeing in Kyoto and graduated from Tama University and Cranbrook Academy. She maintains her indigo vat in her Chicago basement, at just the right temperature. She also felts and sashiko stitches. She adds, “Although indigo dyeing has been applied to clothes and interior decorations for over 700 years in Japan, indigo blues appear contemporary in our modern lifestyle.”

Offered in partnership with the Lyon Arboretum in Manoa Valley, please register with the Aboretum, 988-0456.



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