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Kimono Making Workshop at Textile Center in Minneapolis 9/9~12, 2023 – FULL
September 9 - September 12
Master Kimono maker Tsuyo Onodera and Maki Aizawa are offering a 4-day kimono-making Guest Teaching Artist workshop at the Textile Center in Minneapolis from September 9th through 12th. Tsuyo and Maki will lead participants through the art of traditional kimono making from selecting and pinning the tanmono fabric to sewing your very own obi and casual summer kimono known as yukata.
Explore the history of traditional kimono-making including discussion of kimono layout, construction, size, and pattern alignment. Learn techniques for marking fabric with kote irons and creating body panels, collars, and sleeves. Using both hand-sewing and machine-sewing techniques, construct your own kimono and obi.
Finally, learn how to hold, drape, and wear your very own kimono!