Saturday, August 16, 2014

New Japan Saganishiki website:
Website still under construction but visitor can see what is offered.

Japan Saganishiki Blog

Japan Saganishiki blog:

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New Saganishiki Website

Soon there will be a new Saganishiki website. I will post URL once file is loaded.

Friday, July 5, 2013

New Saganishiki web site

Mr. Saganishiki now has a new web site:

Sorry but only in Japanese.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Saganishiki School

Izumi: Graduate School of Traditional Arts and Crafts. School near Tokyo that offers a graduate degree in three of the traditional arts and crafts: lacquer, brocade weaving and Saganishiki.
The school is for developmentally disabled and autistic individuals.
Please visit their website:\aisenkai

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Kurume kasuri

Visited a master of Kurume kasuri in October. This is the studio of Tetsuya Matsueda. He is the fifth generation of this art. His grandfather became famous for developing a technique of shading the indigo in his designs.
Matsueda-san won an Award of Excellence at the 2010 Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Crafts Art.

An example of Kurume kasuri, splash design.

Pattern being applied to the white cotton thread.

Inked pattern now wrapped with linen as a resist.

Indigo dyepots.

Dyed thread woven with splash design.


Learning the moyoori technique of Saganishiki.
Required learning how to graph the design and transfer that pattern into each woven row. Still at the beginning of the process but learning through my mistakes.