Kakishibu Recipe Using Dry Powder
To our students, customers, and fans of Kakishibu!
My favorite source for Kakishibu has retired. This is a shame because the product was very good! I have researched several liquid vendors as alternatives, but have found that the liquid kakishibu from other vendors does not store and keep as well (it turns to a useless jelly).
I am now recommending using dry powdered Kakishibu and recommend this approach to all textile artists. It works very well with the process I have developed and provided in the learning videos. Your success should be excellent.
The recipe is simple:
Mix 25-30 grams of dry Kakishibu Power in 1 liter ( or quart) of water.
Stir and let sit for at least two hours before use.
Store in a cool, dark location.
As a personal note, I usually mix a smaller proportion for the project at hand, such as 10 grams to 1/2 liter or quart of water.
Sources of Supply
Vendors selling the dry powder include:
Vendors selling the liquid version include:
Please let us know if you find another source you can recommend for people not living in North America. Thanks!