My last trip to Japan in 2010

My last trip to Japan in 2010

January 24, 2011

In the end of 2010, I traveled for two destinations. The first one was Basho-fu weaving workshop to Okinawa, and the other one was to the north part of Japan and the material was Japanese Linden (or Japanese basswood) fiber.

To know how to take banana(basho) fiber, please visit my “weaver’s studio 1” page.

I went to Yumiko’s studio again. In my suitcase, there are Basho threads I made, by sacrificing my sleeping time for several nights.

This time we estimated three days to dye some of my threads in Ryukyu indigo, to prepare the warps and to finish my sampler.

Yumiko is such a hard worker, patient and relaxed at the same time.

She offered me a dinner for the evening I arrived, after dinner she put me at work. We worked together until 9:00 p.m.

Some of the processes you can watch on “workshop videos” page.

My last trip to Japan in 2010

Ryukyu indigo pot

Yumiko bought this indigo in May 2010, and she revitalized the indigo just before I came in mid-October, with honey and “Awamori”(Okinawan rice liqueur).

Sampler

Sampler: Blue – ryukyu indigo; Yellow – Fukugi; Light brown – onion skin Deep brown – Sharinbai

 

 

 

Basho thread

Basho thread

Studio

Studio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warping mill

Warping mill

 

Warps

Warps

Warps