From Moth to Cloth: Silk Workshop

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Saturday December 9

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11:00 AM  –  4:00 PM

Saturday–Sunday, December 9–10, 2017
11 a.m.–4 p.m. (both days)

Glennis Dolce leads this two-day exploration of the Japanese tradition of silkworm rearing. On day one, learn to reel thread from cocoons with a traditional silk reeling device (zakuri) and try your hand at making silk handkerchiefs (mawata) from the cocoons. On day two, learn to process the silk cocoons into other usable fiber, thread, and jewelry applications. Some silk dyeing will also be done using the cocoons.

Included will be video documentation of a trip to a modern and a traditional sericulture farm and filature mill in Japan, as well as video highlights of Dolce’s recent Silk Study Tour to Japan.

Bring small, sharp scissors. $72 members, $90 non-members, plus $40 materials fee due to instructor at beginning of class (cash only). Limited to 20 participants. Museum admission included.

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