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Earlier this month, WSN President Yoshiko Wada attended SDA’s Made/Aware conference held at Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft, Tennessee. She moderated a lively panel discussion on Gifts from the Earth: Growing Plants for Dyeing in the 21st Century, with co-panelist and long time WSN friend – Catherine Ellis.
Prior to the discussion, Yoshiko Wada offered her signature workshop – Knowing the Material: Getting the Most Out of the Least, which was extremely popular with the participants.
The workshop explored a range of trans-formative processes like de-gumming and fulling using a special Japanese wool.
Participants also learnt natural dyeing with indigo and shibori techniques including kumo, katano and itajime.
Three cheers to the wonderful participants, the SDA and the Arrowmont School for Art and Crafts for all the enthusiasm and support!