Basho(banana) thread making

Last fall, we worked with Japanese hemp fibers.
The splicing technique is hard. We needed finger muscle exercises.

In the end of a couple weeks, my student wove a sampler with 100% hand spliced hemp threads.

In January, we will start a new subject(material) which is Basho(banana) .
We will make threads with banana fibers that I took in Okinawa.
This thread making is relatively easy, compare to hemp thread making.
The thread will be connected with what we call “loom knot” in Japan.

 

 

Date:
January 12, Saturday (thread making)
January 26, Saturday (weaving)
Time: 1:00 p.m. ~  4:30 p.m. or little later.
Class cost:
$30 + $15(material) for thread making
$40 for weaving
Place: 19120 Dorffi Road, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Contact: mari@ryukyutextile.com

*Please bring a small towel and a pair of small scissors.

*Three students available, as I have limit amount of basho fibers.