Day Trip to Matsumoto City ~ 2

21.08.2014 § Leave a comment

Matsumoto city’s streets are preserved from the old days. They are lined with lovely shops. There was an antique Kimono shop where I bought a tie-dyed, soft turquoise blue coat and a few fabric fragments cut from old Kimono. I also ran into a gallery-looking shop that sells items handwoven by a weaver and vegetable dyer. From her I bought a peach wood-dyed, chamomile color scarf.

Vegetable Dyes Vegetable Dyed ScarfVegetable Dyed Scarf

There were other shops too, and inspiring colors from my day trip to Matsumoto city: « Read the rest of this entry »

Weaver’s Knot

05.10.2011 § 2 Comments

When I interview a person for a textile design job, I want to see their portfolio and test their color sense with the Farnsworth-Munsell 100-hue test. I want to know how well they can draw, how fluent they are with computer drawing tools, and how sharp their color senses are. I suppose other professions test a variety of things depending on their trade. I just learned that one of the tests for weavers is how fast they can tie a weaver’s knot.

So what does a weaver’s knot do? « Read the rest of this entry »

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