Japanese Textiles: Shibori, Katazome, Papermaking and Weaving

Watch Western faculty member, Seiko Purdue, as she demonstrates the art of Japanese textile making at Western Washington University.



More about Seiko: Originally from Japan, Seiko Purdue has studied Japanese textiles at Kyoto Seika University, where she received a BFA. She received an MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has been teaching techniques such as shibori(tie-dyeing), katazome (rice paste resist stencil dyeing), papermaking, and weaving in the US for about 20 years.   Although she teaches other fiber techniques, she enjoys sharing traditional techniques that Western students take in unique ways. The last weaving process she shows in the video is called “Ikat,” a resist dyeing technique on yarns that is woven after the dyeing is all done.