Kakishubu Persimmon Tannin: Shibori on Paper and Fabric
featuring Ana Lisa Hedstrom
Ana Lisa Hedstrom explores Kakishibu Persimmon Tannin Dyeing on Paper and Fabric in this video workshop that combines Itajime and Origami folds and a variety of Shibori techniques with painting and dipping the Persimmon Tannin Juice.
Learn Kakishibu Persimmon Tannin with Ana Lisa Hedstrom
Kakishibu Persimmon Tannin is a wonderful process for designers, paper craft, bookmakers, and textile artists. Ana Lisa Hedstrom’s never-ending search for new shibori techniques and methods led her to study persimmon tanning dyeing and the results are wonderful.
Used for centuries across Asia, fermented persimmon juice is valued for its waterproofing and medicinal uses. With the characteristic shades of brown, Kakishibu has been combined with textile traditions of Katazome and Shibori to create striking paper and cloth.
This process requires no mordant, heating, or steaming — just UV light.
What could be easier or more inviting?
Kakishibu Persimmon Tannin: Shibori on Paper and Fabric includes:
WHAT IS KAKISHIBU?
Historically Kakishibu Persimmon Tannin was used in Japan for the weatherproofing and ruggedizing of paper. When exposed to sunlight Kakishibu turns from light to dark brown over time. Combined with various modifiers, such as iron, the color can vary deeply. Kakishibu is recognized as an art form as well where the persimmon tannin juice acts as a dye or paint on paper and fabric over time revealing striking patterns and results.
KAKISHIBU ON PAPER
KAKISHIBU ON FABRIC
KAKISHIBU AND ORIGAMI FOLDS
KAKISHIBU TIE DYE
KAKISHIBU TANNIN MODIFIERS
Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Textile Artist • About the Instructor
Ana Lisa is a frequent instructor at art schools and international conferences including San Francisco State University and California College of Arts. Ana Lisa has received two NEA grants and is a fellow of The American Craft Council.
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