June 5, 2009

"Katagami with Color Rice Paste"

I taught "Katagami with Color Rice Paste" at the Int'l Surface Design Assoc. Conference in Kansas City last week.  The process: cooking rice paste, mix dyes into rice paste, cu-out stencil paper for design, then spread color rice paste through stencil paper.  Then put all over color rice paste as a back ground, roll it and steam to color set.  It resist and color at the same time.  It is complicated process based on traditional Japanese Katazome, and all students did really well!!!  Although it was a short time, only four full days, the result was impressive.