Thursday, February 14, 2008


Nishijin hikizurashi kasuri is woven in the weaving district of Kyoto. The dyed warp is threaded through an unusual apparatus similar to a ladder (hashigo) that is mounted on the loom.

The warp is shifted by threading through the various levels of the ladder thus creating different patterns.

The yarn doesn't hav
to be elaborately
tied or dyed.

The shifting can result in many different patterns.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

KASURI OR IKAT INSTRUCTIONS: Various methods of tying warp

In the next blogs I will be showing information and instructions about the various forms of dyeing and shifting warp for kasuri / ikat.

Tying instructions

Tied yarn ready for dyeing.

Yarn that has been tied

Yarn that has been dyed and untied.

Possible patterns for shifting.