February 4, 2013

today is recovery day more or less. time to unwind a bit from the 3 day workshop and reflect.

we really enjoyed teaching together these past several days and the students who gathered were very attentive and open to everything we presented. a joy!

the first day was devoted to arashi so since I was the main teacher this day I didn’t get many photos or even any video. part of teaching is to be very in the moment.
we used several kinds of silks- some of the kimono lining silks as well as the lightweight habotai and gauze.

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here they were putting in some random pleats before wrapping the silk on the poles.
we base dyed everything first and discovered a couple of lining pieces that were not 100% silk. we saved those for the indigo vat as they were a silk cotton blend.
Vicki was particularly interested in creating pieces that could be folded before being wrapped and overdyed.

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Phil’s band Steel Parade was playing locally so at the end of the day Richard acquired some local color (as well as a couple beers and a huge burrito!).

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