A design created by Angelina DeAntonis uses the "itajime"method of tie-dyeing fabric. DeAntonis will be among artists conducting a workshop on Friday and offering pieces for sale in a Marketplace of Wearable Art at Linekona Art Center on Sunday.

Linekona Center
hosts tie-dye workshop

The two-day session explores
techniques for cloth and paper

Fabric crafting with international flair

Search into your soul and you might find your inner hippie yearning to be free. Groovy.

Central to hippiedom is tie-dye, but there's more to the art form than peace, love and rainbow hues.

TEMARI, the Center for Asian and Pacific Arts, is offering a two-day workshop on tie-dyeing across cultures Friday and Saturday at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Linekona Art Center, 1111 Victoria St.

The conference offers workshops on Japanese and Hawaiian resist-dyeing techniques known by such fancy names as "itajimezome" and "kusakizome."

Students of fabric arts can sign up to learn stitching, clamping, folding, stenciling and imprinting techniques, on both cloth and paper.

There will also be free brown-bag lunch sessions on indigo and blue jeans and dye chemistry at noon Friday, and Filipino textiles at noon Saturday.

For those with more general interest, Linekona will be open to the public for a free Tie-Dye Family Festival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, featuring hands-on activities for children, fabric and clothing demonstrations, and the fifth annual Washi (Japanese paper) Sale.

The hands-on activities include dyeing using slinkies, wood blocks, PVC pipes, plastic and paper. The washi sale will offer many new kinds of washi from Paper Planning Co., a Japan-Hawaii venture headed by author and artist Ann Nakamura.

There will also be demonstrations on wearing Indonesian, Indian and Japanese traditional clothing; kapa printing and washi making; and a marketplace of wearable art with invited artists and designers displaying and selling their dyed fabrics and clothing art.


Fabric crafting with
an international flair

TEMARI, the Center for Asian and Pacific Arts, offers these workshops and discussions on tie-dyeing at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Linekona Art Center, 1111 Victoria St.

The workshops are suitable for beginners as well as experienced fabric crafters.

Workshop registration is $30 to $120, depending on the class. Register at or call Temari at 536-4566. Talks are free.


Itajimezome and Kusakizome, clamped dyeing with natural dyes: With Angelina DeAntonis, 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.; $70.

Fiber-reactive dyes on cotton and silk: With J.R. Ludlow, 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.; $60.

Shibori, traditional to contemporary: With Flo Ikeda and Darius Homay, 9 a.m. to noon; repeats Saturday; $60.

Momizome, crumpled dyed washi: 9 a.m. to noon, with Shigeji Matsumoto and Ann Nakamura; $30.

Dye chemistry talk: With Bert Kimura, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Indigo Blues talk: With Ann Asakura, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Using Momizome for gift wrapping and more: With Nakamura, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.; $30.

Making Mechanical Lace: With Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.; $50.

World Shibori Dyeing: Free slide lecture by Wada, 6 to 8 p.m.


Itajimezome, clamped-dyed washi: With Shigeji Matsumoto and Ann Nakamura, 9 a.m. to noon; $30.

Filipino textiles and dyes talk: With Dr. Ruudje Laarhoven, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Traditional Hawaiian dyes and design: With Moana Eisele, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.; $30.

New explorations with polyester, cotton and silk: With Wada, 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Fee is $120 for TEMARI members, $145 for nonmembers.

Shibori with pigments: With Coyne Matsuda, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.; $30.

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