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Japanese Katagami stencilling class with indigo – Sunday 21st October – 10am – 4pm
The Japanese craft of Katagami (stencil cutting) has been around for hundreds of years, with craftsmen making the most delicate and detailed patterns and representations of nature.
Katagami stencils are made from Japanese washi paper, soaked and bonded together by the juice of the Persimmon fruit and other secret ingredients and then dried and smoked to create an almost entirely waterproof paper, ideal for stencil work.
In this full day class you will learn about:
Your tutor will also explain about the history of Katagamistencilling in Japan, the four types of stencil cutting techniques and show you a number of vintage stencils, including some from the Edo and Meiji periods.
London-based Romor Designs was formed in the autumn of 2015 by Rob Jones, a shibori textiles designer and natural dyer. Having discovered Shibori, the ancient Japanese art of resist dyeing, at West Dean college, Rob went on to study in Japan under indigo guru, Bryan Whitehead. Rob’s passion is in finding the new in the old, building on the tradition and centuries of skill that shibori has behind it. He believes in taking work in new directions by combining techniques and inventing his own forms.
“The shibori techniques that speak to me are the ones that embrace the life that’s in the fabric and dyes themselves. ”