Mr. Makoto Tojo, the fifth-generation head of legendary textile house Tomoe Senko, will teach tie-dyeing techniques during this workshop. You will make your own natural indigo tie-dyed tenugui scarf during class. You will also learn about the history and many uses of tenugui and leave with your own hand-dyed tenugui scarf.
Because we will be using dye, please wear or bring clothing that you don’t mind getting dye on. Please remove any rings or bracelets during the class.
This workshop is scheduled to last about 1.5 hours. Please make your schedule flexible in case your particular hand-dyeing project takes more than 1.5 hours.
What to Bring:
Please bring an apron to keep the dye from getting on your clothes.
Also check out our Discharge-Dyed Tenugui Workshops held this November 17 and 24th here!
About the Instructor
is the fifth-generation head of Tomoe Senko Co., Ltd., based in Morioka, in Iwate, Japan. He was born and raised in Morioka and in 2007 became the leader of the family business, which has been producing hand-dyed products for more than 110 years. The company’s motto is “the evolution of tradition,” and this means continuing the traditional hand-dyeing business but also exploring new possibilities in textiles. Mr. Tojo will be making a special appearance in New York for the SHOKUNIN Collection opening and this workshop.