Yoshiko Wada recently taught a class on Boro and indigo dyeing in Nelson and is currently teaching a class in Porirua. Today she showed a method of removing the sericin from silk and then dyeing it. The dye takes in the areas that are degummed in a different way to the gummed areas. Tomorrow she will be talking about shibori on wool and 'fulling'.
I have not been a good blogger so have decided to change the theme of my blog to more of a 'Whats On' in New Zealand. Please bear with me if you are reading this while I rearrange the format and get the 'What's On' section up to date. I also hope to add to the permanent 'Things to See and places to go' section bit by bit.
Currently in Wellington - WOW show. The Wearable Art Awards.
I missed the date to buy tickets and found they were all sold out. However, I found there are still a few tickets if you go up to the counter at the TSB Arena in Wellington and ask if there are any tickets available. I got a seat for the awards night and was so close to the stage I could almost touch the garments. Pretty good for such short notice.