Ro-zome: Pattersn and Textures
Kiranada Sterling Benjamin, Instructor
Dates July 14-16, 2018 (9am-4pm)
Materials Fee: $45
Skill level: beginners through intermediate
Rozome, the Japanese wax-resist process, has caught the interest of fiber artists around the world. It’s the rozome artists’ techniques in shading, control, and luminosity that set their work apart from the batik of other countries.
In this special workshop you will explore the textural and pattern possibilities of Japanese ro-etching (wax etching), ro-fubuki (wax snowstorm), ro-roller (rolled wax pattern), momo-otoshi (rub and remove), shikibiki (wax trailing), ro-kata (wax stencil), han-bosen (half-resist) and bokashi, the Japanese shading technique that makes work glow with luminosity. You will work with the sansei-senryo acid dyes of the kimono industry and the natural dyes of soy and beeswax. All the wax and dye techniques taught are applicable to either silk or cotton fabric. Demonstrations, a special class booklet of techniques and terms, slides on rozome history, and samples from the teacher’s personal collection will round out your workshop experience. Returning students who are taking the Ro-kata Intensive class may want to add this earlier class and have a full week of individual work with Kiranada. Fun!
Materials Fee: $45, payable to the instructor which includes:
Joint wax use (soy and beeswax,) Japanese dyes, a professional wax brush, three specialized wax application tool, and stencil materials. An additional professional Japanese dye brush may be purchased for $20.50