*This class will be an in-person/virtual hybrid. There will be 4 spots for those who wish to take the workshop in-person at the JCC, as well as 21 virtual spots for those who prefer to take the workshop remotely at your home via zoom.
** The dye technique requires a sink (to drain indigo color) and plastic containers/buckets and hot water.
This virtual class introduces students to the basic process of Aizome, a Japanese indigo dye produced since the ancient period.
In this introductory class, participants will fold a small cotton fabric and dye a beautiful deep blue with white patterns by using two small plastic containers. The workshop will include a presentation of the Aizome and design workshop.
Recommended art materials for participants (if the student has some of these items, they don’t need to buy)
- Indigo kit ($10.38)
- Cotton fabrics, such as napkins, small pouch, etc.
- (Dye may not be effective on bleach-damaged fabrics or longer fibers like towels. Not recommended for synthetic fibers, fabrics with a rubber backing, or fabrics that require a cold water wash or are dry clean only.)
- 2 small plastic containers (Example)
About the Instructor
Mami Takahashi is a Japanese multidisciplinary artist and a scholar based in Portland and Tokyo. She received her MFA in Contemporary Studio Practice from Portland State University in 2013 and earned a BFA in Japanese Painting from Joshibi University of Art and Design in Japan. For more details, visit https://mamitakahashi.art/