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[BKARTS] Lecture and workshop Japanese Paper Dyeing in NYC



The New York Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers would like to announce a lecture and workshop with Tatiana Ginsberg:

Kusakizome-gami: The Tradition of Japanese Naturally Dyed Papers

Tatiana Ginsberg spent two years researching traditional methods of naturally dyeing handmade paper while on a Fulbright grant in Japan and shares her gathered knowledge of this Japanese art through talks, publications, and workshops. She worked as an apprentice at one of Kyoto's oldest and most respected natural dye workshops, as well as others, visited papermakers and conservators, and explored the history, tradition, and surviving ritual uses of naturally dyed papers. An evening talk will encompass the history of Japanese colored papers from production to use and techniques of making and applying traditional natural dyes and pigments. An accompanying workshop will cover traditional dye preparations, methods, and touch on simple resists such as shibori and orizome. Many of the oldest extant papers in Japan are dyed, and yet the practices associated with producing such papers are known to only a few remaining craftspeople. These beautiful papers are
 valuable to artists and conservators for their subtle, environmentally friendly, and inimitable colors. 

Along with her time in Japan, Tatiana studied at the University of Iowa Center for the Book Arts. She recently completed an MFA at UC Santa Barbara where she is now a lecturer.

Lecture:
Kusakizome-gami: The Tradition of Japanese Naturally Dyed Papers
Co-Sponsored by the Center for Book Arts 

Friday, September 12, 2008 at 6:30pm at the Center for Book Arts. 
The Center for Book Arts is located at 28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor, New York City
RSVP to the Center for Book Arts (212) 481-0295 
Suggested donation: $10/$5 for GBW members.
Please join us for a reception before the talk. 


Workshop:
Japanese Paper Dyeing with Natural Dyes
While the principles of preparing natural dyes for use on washi are the same as for fabric, the handling of the paper is necessarily different: Tatiana, will guide us through the steps. We will prepare 2 different dyes and two mordants for both brush dyeing and dip-dyeing.

Saturday, September 13th, 2008. 9-5pm
New York Academy of Medicine located at 1216 5th Av (corner of 5th and 103rd street in New York City)
$90 GBW members, $110 non-members, $20 materials fee. 
To register call Clare Manias 646-623-2853 
or email newyork@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

For more information on either event contact Clare Manias or Rachel Lapkin at newyork@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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