Kudzu Work Shop Day 2

Kudzu Work Shop Day 2

September 22, 2010

On the second day of the work shop, we have learned a lot of kudzu history and other kinds of bast fibers in Japan.

Shina-fu and Basho-fu obi(s)

A study session: These are Shina-fu and Basho-fu obi(s), you can compare the diferrence between various bast fiber cloths.

Tsuguri

These bobbins are called “Tsuguri”. We will make later our own bobbins from Kudzu vines, we harvested on the first day.

Old catalog for wall paper made from Kudzu and other kinds of plant bast fiber. Mr. Murai, our teacher’s grand father used to export Kudzu wall papers to U.S. and other countries in Europe.