Kakishibu Persimmon Tannin; Tan, Gold, Gray and Black

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ANA LISA RETURNS TO FORT MASON on July 13th for a one day workshop! Kakishibu tannin, made from green astringent persimmons , is a traditional brown coating in Japan and Korea. It offers contemporary artists and designers an intriguing alternative to dyes and pigments. Kakishibu liquid is brushed or dipped onto paper or fabric and will turn a rich brown as it is exposed to the light. It is a safe and sustainable process which requires no chemicals or heat to set the color. We will use brushing, dipping ,and shibori resist techniques of Itajime, and arashi to create patterns. The brown color may be modified by applications of soda or iron, getting shades of tan, gold, grey, and black.A class fee of approximately $20 will cover fabrics and dyes.

Instructor: Ana Lisa Hedstrom
Ana Lisa is known for her signature textiles based on contemporary adaptations of Shibori. Her textiles are included in the collections of major museums including the Cooper Hewitt, the Museum of Art and Design, and the De Young Museum. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally. She has taught and lectured at numerous international Shibori conferences and schools. Her awards include two NEA grants and she is a fellow of the American Craft Council.


Class Fee: $120
Dates: 7/13/19
Day: Saturday
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Number of meetings: 1
Location: Fort Mason, Bldg B
Rm: 103
Materials Fee (pay to the instructor):  $20