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Amirisu Retreat 2017, Japan

  • Biotop NASU JAPAN (map)

Kristine is teaching at Art Biotop in Nasu at the Amirisu Fall Retreat. Nasu is about an hour train ride from Tokyo and is highly regarded as a place of utmost beauty. Together, you will create fabric printed with flowers. You will learn how to create an indigo vat, dye with indigo, and how to create patterns using shibori. You will take walks, go the hot spring, and eat delicious food!


Place: Art Biotop Nasu in Nasu Shiobara (1 hour from Tokyo by Shinkansen). A free shuttle from Nasu Shiobara station is available. Please come to the Nasu Shiobara station on your own.

Please contact AMIRISU if you need help in planning your trip to Japan. The venue is about 1.5 hours from Tokyo Station by Shinkansen Bullet Train.

Fee: 108,000 yen per person or 120,000 yen per person (for single occupancy room). The fee includes all meals (3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners) and 2 workshops. 

Instructors: Kristine Vejar (who will be teaching textile natural dyeing (of course)) and Tokuko (who will be teaching 1/2 day how to make fitted sweaters (optional, we expect some people choose to just relax))

The lodging is within one of the renowned resort hotel and very beautiful. We can use the spa of the hotel. Pottery and glass blowing classes is available as an option.

NEW: We will have A Verb For Keeping Warm yarn trunk show during the retreat.  WALNUT will be one of the few shops that will carry their limited edition yarn, and our retreat participants will be the first to see / buy them.

Workshop Details
Natural Dyeing Workshop

We will do the following over the course of two days. The workshop is split into two half-day sessions, and participants will take either morning or afternoon class.

- Eco dyeing silk scarf
- Indigo dyeing a skein of wool yarn (participants can dye speckled yarn by adding ties to a skein)
- Indigo dye fabric, enough to make a sewing kit or a traveling bag from the Modern Natural Dyer.

Choosing a right pattern for your body type (Optional WS)

We hear a lot from our customers and students that they were disappointed when they tried out the finished sweaters.  Tokuko will teach you how to choose the right size, and how to choose a pattern  that flatters your body type.  During the class, participants will also take the correct measurements of their body.

This workshop is optional, and you can choose to relax and knit instead. There is a huge area to wander around and site down for knitting.






Earlier Event: September 15
Craft South, Nashville, Tennessee