2014 / Japanese fabric dyeing workshop, Aug. 24 in Gardena

GVJCI Setsuko Hayashi fabricThe Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute presents Japanese Fabric Dyeing Workshop by Setsuko Hayashi on Sunday, August 24, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Workshop fees are $25 per person.

Fabric dyeing has been an art form since ancient times in Japan. There are many technics used to dye fabric, one of these is Roketsuzome, or Roketsu dyeing.

Roketsu dyeing is a wax-resist textile dyeing method. Wax is painted onto the fabric using stencils or by freehand, then the fabric is dyed. One the dye sets, the wax is removed.

Master artist, Setsuko Hayashi, will join the class in the GVJCI Veterans Hall to lead another of her very popular workshops.

This workshop will showcase the use of dye from Japan called Aizome. It is a natural indigo dye that is derived from plants. To register, call GVJCI office at (310) 324-6611, or email info@jci-gardena.org.

The class is full as of August 20.

Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute is located at 1964 West 162nd Street, Gardena, CA 90247. www.jci-gardena.org  Facebook: GVJCI