Sundays - November 11th, 18th, 25th
Moiliili Community Center, Room 105
9:00 – 11:00 am
Class Fee: $60 for a 3-Day workshop
Bring your family’s heirlooms: montsuki, hakama, obi, tozan-jima, shibori obi-age, aizome boro or yukata along with your fabric collection (or just a fraction of it). Transform the traditional rectangular pieces of narrow yardage into Western apparel. Try basic fiber identification tests to determine the finished garment’s laundry care. In your journey to finish a wearable piece, you will gain admiration for the ingenuity of ethnic textiles to clothe humanity with economic precision and insight into amazing weaving, surface decoration and dyeing techniques.
“Adapting the Kimono” was the very first class offered at Temari by Asakura in 1979. She still produces a limited number of wearable art pieces for her “Tansu Treasures” collection. The Guest Designers will share very different approaches to refashioning kimono and obi into simple silk shrugs or elaborately pieced jackets.