WHO/WHAT: A celebration of textiles and a fundraiser for TEMARI Hawaii. Artists and crafters clear out their workrooms and sell those precious items at “Bolts,” where the Japanese immigrant principle of mottainai, don’t waste, still prevails. Available for purchase for serious textile addicts and novice crafters will be yardage, buttons, sewing notions, remnants, yarns, boro (Japanese indigo “rags”), beads, kimono, obi, haori, saki-ori and more. Listen and learn at the “Textile Talk Story” sessions:

9:30 a.m.: “Boro: Not a Fad” by Hiromi Beck of Indigo Market
10:15 a.m.: “Sashiko: Yesterday and Today” by Pauline Kunimune with Carol Dee Nishimura
11 a.m.: “Indige” by Ron Irwin
11:45 a.m.: “Saki-Ori: Weavings from Rags” by Ann Kedl from Mottainai Hawaii

WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, April 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Manoa Grand Ballroom. (Early admission from 8-9 a.m. for TEMARI and JCCH members.) Free admission.


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