The Hawaii Japanese Center in Hilo will present workshops and demonstrations featuring several TEMARI-affiliated artists on Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4. The program is supported by the Joyce Wright Visiting Artist Program.
Saturday, June 3:
• 9-11 a.m.: “Indigo Blue Basics” with Ann Asakura. Learn how to create patterns of blue and white with simple resist methods. Class fee $40, plus $15 supply fee.
• 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: “Sashiko: Repair and Remake” with June Hirano. Pre-requisite: Sashiko experience. If you have a garment with a small tear or stain, learn how to use your sashiko stitching skills to make a new wearable addition to your wardrobe or a new decorative room accessory. Class fee: $60, plus $10 supply fee.
• Noon-3 p.m.: “Suminagashi, Japanese Marbling” with Victoria Gail-White. Sumi ink swirled on a liquid surface can be captured on paper and fabric in a permanent design. Traditionally used in decorating washi (hand-made Japanese paper) to cover books or embellish scrolls, the suminagashi technique also works on silk and cotton. Class fee: $60, plus $15 supply fee. Optional: $15 boxed set of suminagashi inks. (Detailed supply list will be sent to enrolled students)
Sunday, June 4:
Free demonstrations for the public. Modest supply fees may apply for some make-and-take items.
• 10-11 a.m.: “Suminagashi” demonstration by Victoria Gail-White AND “Sashiko: Repair & Remake” by June Hirano.
• 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: “Indigo Blue Make and Take” by HJC volunteers.
• Noon-1 p.m.: “Indigo Blue Journey” illustrated lecture by Ann Asakura.