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Toowoomba : Intro to Katazome (Rice Paste resist) & Indigo Dyeing


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Learn the art of Katazome.   Katazome is old school indigo dyeing.  Katazome is a Japanese stencil dyeing technique. ("Kata" meaning "mold" and "zome" meaning "to dye"), using paste-resist process and stencils. Traditionally, it was often used to produce fabric for kimono.  Katazome involves dyeing and printmaking techniques - whats NOT to love.  

During this workshop, learn the basics of katazome, the preparation of the fabric and resist paste, the making of stencils, the application of the paste onto fabric, and the dyeing of the fabric in a natural indigo vat. Along with having access to stencils.

All dye materials are provided along with scarves/teatowels/linen bag/placemat (you select which one you want to dye).  You are welcome to bring additional items, recommend lightweight cotton/natural fabric.

Date and Time : 17 September 2022, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Location :  Groom Park Hall, 104 Neil Street, Toowoomba

COVID requirements

State and Federal Covid regulations must be adhered to. We will assume that all participants will not have had any onset of any Covid19 symptoms or knowingly been in contact with anyone displaying symptoms in the previous 14 days.

If you have a booking and are feeling unwell please contact us, we will help rearrange the workshop.


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