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David Owen Hastings: Indigo Dyeing in Japan (Lecture, Thurs, 2/29/24, 4:30pm)

ID Number : VA102


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David's lecture and Meet & Greet are included with Pre-Registration. Wristband holders (general admission) may purchase admission to the lecture and Meet & Greet for $20.

Indigo Dyeing in Japan

4:30 pm, Thursday, February 29

In this talk, I explore how my love of Japanese culture, travel, textiles and “blue and white” came together in a fantastic journey to Japan. In this textile talk, I take you virtually with me to an indigo dyeing workshop in the country near Mt. Fuji. We will explore two kinds of Japanese indigo dyeing processes that use resist: katazome (paste resist dyeing using stencils) and shibori (bound or stitch resist dyeing). I’ll talk about how my particular modern design approach is influenced by Japan, and how I like to incorporate these traditional fabrics into modern quilt compositions.

Besides thoroughly exploring katazome and shibori techniques, I will also give a virtual trunk show of my work, including an indigo-inspired quilt that I designed, as well as paper-based stitched artwork that I created by dyeing paper in indigo using shibori techniques. We’ll also make brief forays into Japanese architecture, cuisine, and shopping for fabric. By the end of the talk, you may be inspired to try some dyeing yourself, or maybe even take a journey to Japan in the future. 

David's lecture is immediately followed by Meet & Greet.