Magic of Ryukyu Ai Presentation

Magic of Ryukyu Ai Presentation

Ryukyu Ai (indigo) is one of my most favorite natural dyes. So, I was thrilled to be invited to speak about the “The Magic of Ryukyu Ai” on Friday, October 26, at 7:00 pm.  My presentation is sponsored by Okinawa Arts Research Studies World Scene in Austin, TX USA. The event will include an overview […]

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 […]

Our Undyeing Passion for Indigo – Presentation & Exhibit

Our Undyeing Passion for Indigo – Presentation & Exhibit

It’s spring.  So, there has been a flurry of Ryukyu Ai (indigo) activity… well there’s the indigo harvesting, running vat trials on this season’s harvest, fresh leaf indigo natural dyeing and eco-printing, teaching indigo workshops, participating in indigo art exhibitions…well…you get the point, i’m sure. The nice part of “singing the blues” in your life […]

Bingata and Ai Zomme @Okinawa Wakamono Taikai

Bingata and Ai Zomme @Okinawa Wakamono Taikai

This month I’ve been busy preparing for the upcoming 2013 Okinawa Wakamono Taikai Conference to take place in Torrance, CA USA from July 18-22.  I will be teaching a Ryukyu Textiles workshop as part of the Taikai Cultural Workshops series. One technique that I will teach is the process of E-Gata, a type of Bingata […]

Shibori Wanderings

Shibori Wanderings

Wandering about Izumi Village in Okinawa, Japan has it’s advantages.  Someone always seems to have a Ryukyu Ai (indigo) pot available in this region of Okinawa Island known for its Ryukyu Ai production and dyework. So, after wandering about and talking to my Izumi family members and other locals, I found a Ryukyu Ai vat […]