Introduction to Katazome Japanese Paste Resist with Suzanne Connors

Days & Times:
December 9 and December 10 - 10am-4pm
All Levels Welcome
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio A

The traditional Japanese art of katazome is ancient. Kata means stencil and zome is a form of the word someru which means to dye- hence katazome (stencil dyeing)  The basic process of stencil dyeing is not complicated. First, a stencil is cut and placed on a piece of fabric. Next resist paste is applied through the stencil. The stencil is then removed, and the pasted fabric is allowed to dry in the sunlight. Fabric is then treated with sizing is going to be dyed with pigments. Fabric is then dyed or the colored pigments brushed on. Finally, the fabrics are soaked in water to remove the paste. In this introductory workshop, we will design and create our own stencils (1), prepare our fabrics for stenciling, make paste resist,  apply the paste, and use indigo dye to our fabrics- students can bring 1 tee-shirt to stencil. Material kits are included with Tuition. To view the impressive list of materials that come with your class, please click the link below:

Introduction to Katazome Japanese Paste Resist Supply List