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Save the Dates!
The following classes are offered in partnership with the Lyon Arboretum in Manoa Valley,
please register with the Aboretum, 988-0456.




Making ‘Ohe Kapala
Moana Eisele and Kamalu DuPreez

July 18 Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lyon Arboretum







Indigo Dyeing Basics
Ann Asakura 

August 1 Saturday 9:00 am - Noon
Lyon Arboretum






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



Stitched Stories

October 9, 6:00-9:00pm
& October 11, 9:00am-2:00pm
Honolulu Museum of Art School

Akemi Cohn, a 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. Cohn will show you traditional Sashiko stitching and contemporary stitching pieces.

Experience with sashiko stitching,“little stabs” in Japanese, is helpful but not as important as hand-sewing a straight stitch.

Cohn resides in Chicago where she teaches at Lill Street Studio. She also travels to teach across the nation and exhibits internationally. You can view her work at, www. akemistudio.com.

Please register beginning July 28.
Call the Honolulu Museum of Art School directly at 532-8741.







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.”

This class is in partnership with the Lyon Arboretum. Please register with the Arboretum at 988-0456.



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