Lecture/Show and Tell: Japanese Resist-Dyeing Technique

Jeff Krauss, president, International Hajji Baba Society

Japanese textiles are decorated with designs ranging from simple to elaborate. Some designs are added to the surface of a textile after it has been woven, while others are created before the fabric is woven. The most labor-intensive technique, called resist dyeing, involves preventing dye from reaching some parts of the fabric. Join Jeffrey Krauss, collector of resist-dyed Japanese textiles, for a showcase of these dyeing methods and the chance to view videos of Japanese craftsmen demonstrating their skills and assisting machinery. 

Rug and Textile Appreciation Mornings bring together textile experts and enthusiasts for a thematic show and tell of personal pieces. Free; no reservations required.