Kasuri (Ikat) Handweaving Workshop

Kasuri (Ikat) Handweaving Workshop

It was such a pleasure to teach an Introduction to Kasuri (ikat) Weaving workshop last week.  The workshop was sponsored by the Weavers and Spinners Society of Austin (WSSA), and was attended by participants from various locations around the State of Texas, USA. The workshop covered the workflow process that I published in the Complex […]

Ryukyu Textiles Presentation

Ryukyu Textiles Presentation

I’m so pleased to serve as the guest speaker at the Weavers and Spinners Society of Austin (WSSA), Texas USA meeting on Thurs., October 11, 2018 at 7 pm. My presentation is entitled “Weaving and Dyeing in the Colorful Spirit of an Ancient Craft”. The highlights of the presentation include an overview of the textile […]

Kasuri Views

Kasuri Views

in my studio begins with a Hai Sai!  Let’s begin the day, shall we, with a magical tie… then let’s dip our threads, yes dip our threads into the blue dye… now our threads are drying…will tomorrow ever come?  i want to untie, oh yes, untie and view those blue-white hues… then we will wind […]

Winter Ryukyu Kasuri (Ikat)

Well life was busy at Ryukyu Heritage Textiles during the holidays…I was busy weaving Kasuri Ikat the Ryukyu way when all of a sudden a snowman appeared on my handwoven one day! A Snowman on my Handwoven Kasuri Ikat

Chanpuru

Chanpuru means “mixed” in the Uchina Guchi language of Okinawa.  Chanpuru is used to describe many aspects of the Okinawan culture including its textile culture. Ryukyu Kasuri is a good example.  Ryukyu Kasuri originated in the Ryukyu Islands during the Ryukyu Kingdom period in the 14th century.  It is believed that the Ryukyu Islanders learned […]