FOLLOWING THE TRADITION: ROZOME/ JAPANESE BATIK IMAGE MAKING
In the tradition of the Master Kimono Artists of Kyoto this five-day professional workshop will explore Japanese 'image making techniques for wearables and wall art. Sekidashi ( barrier resist) is the accomplished technique that the finest kimono and sizable folding screens use, seen in major Japanese exhibitions. The class will explore design skills, layout, wax application as well as a variety of dyeing techniques using sansei-senryo dyes and beeswax/ soy wax as a resist on silk fabric. You may complete two to three small pieces in class while learning technique. The transferring of these skills to your own personal work will be encouraged. Visual presentations on the work of seventeen Rozome Masters and rozome history will be included for inspiration and background on technique. The class is open to all who have some batik/rozome experience
.Kiranada Background: Kiranada is a master rozome artist with eighteen years of experience in Japan studying with Kyoto textile artists. Author of the seminal 'World of Rozome: Wax-resist Textiles of Japan' she is a traveler ...lecturing and exhibiting in Europe, Central America, SE Asia/Oceania and conducting workshops in nineteen US states. A former professor at Mass. College of Art and Design, Kira is recognized as a master teacher who loves sharing and encouraging students. It is a delight to have her return to Aya Fibers for another workshop after her three-year solitary retreat. Kira's long practice of meditation informs and inspires her teaching and her classes.