Image: Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada
Join us for a virtual event on 9 December to explore the craft of resist dyeing with Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, Sang Made Erass Taman and Abduljabbar Khatri. Resist dyeing is a traditional way of creating patterns by preventing dye reaching parts of the cloth. Each of the speakers is an expert in the technique and will present their own experiences. They will also discuss the different resist dyeing traditions in Japan, Indonesia and India.
Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada is a textile scholar, artist and curator with more than forty years of experience. She usually travels extensively giving lectures and workshops, and participates in conferences to build a greater network of artists, scholars, artisans, businesses, growers of cotton and natural dye plants across the world. Yoshiko is president of the World Shibori Network, founder of Slow Fibre Studios, and Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Textile and Costumes Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2011 to 2019). In 2010, the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery of American Crafts awarded her the James Renwick Alliance Award for the 2010 Distinguished Craft Educator-Master of Medium award.
Image: Scarves by Abduljabbar Khatri.
Originally from Bali, Sang Made Erass Taman’s father sent him to Yogyakarta to study when he was 11 years old and there he was adopted by a family from Java. An architect by training, his interest in Javanese textiles was inspired by his adoptive family and he later decided to start his own style of batik with the help of a batik specialist. A batik design by Taman is similar to a mural or canvas. Each of his textiles is carefully drawn and inked by hand to give a unique piece. He makes bespoke batik textiles with his team of 18 artisans. Abduljabbar Khatri belongs to a community of tie-dyers - SIDR Craft - and has been fascinated with this traditional craft since childhood. In 1992, along with his brother, he started tie-dyeing professionally, making cotton dresses, dupattas and sarees for the Indian market. For the past decade he has worked with designers to explore many new dyeing techniques. Khatri’s work leads to sustainable livelihood for around 250 artisan women in rural Kutch, India.
Wednesday 9 December 2020, 6-8pm GMT, Virtual Event, Resist Dyeing with Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, Sang Made Erass Taman and Abduljabbar Khatri.Visit Selvedge Events to book your place.