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Knowing the Material: Getting the Most Out of the Least, a Made/Aware workshop at Arrowmont Scool of Arts and Craft

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.


Photo Courtesy: Arrowmont

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.

Itajime; Photo credit Lotta Helleberg

Itajime; Photo credit: Lotta Helleberg

Three cheers to the wonderful participants, the SDA and the Arrowmont School for Art and Crafts for all the enthusiasm and support!

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