Wednesday 9 December 2020, Virtual Event, Resist Dyeing with Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, Sang Made Erass Taman and Abduljabbar Khatri
Wednesday 9 December 2020, 6-8pm GMT
Virtual Talk, hosted on Zoom (link will be sent to attendees the week prior to the event)
Join us to hear about the craft of resist dyeing from Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada from Japan, Sang Made Erass Taman from Indonesia and Abduljabbar Khatri of SIDR Craft from India. Each of the speakers will present their own experiences using the technique and its tradition in Japan, Indonesia and India.
Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada
Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada is a world-renowned textile scholar, artist, and curator. With over forty years of experience, Yoshiko has continually advocated and advanced the historical and contemporary textile and fibre art field that which she has been actively teaching worldwide.
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. She travels extensively giving lectures and workshops, and participates in conferences to build 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, from 2011 to 2019.
Sang Made Erass Taman
A batik design by Sang Made Erass Taman is similar to a mural or canvas. Each of his textiles is carefully drawn and inked by hand to give a unique piece.
Originally from Bali, his 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.
He now has a team of 18 helping him make his bespoke batik textiles.
Abduljabbar belongs to a community of tie-dyers 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 10 years, I’ve worked with leading Designers, exploring many new dyeing techniques. It’s also very fulfilling that my work leads to sustainable livelihood for around 250 artisan women in rural Kutch.