Nancy Long, Fiber Artist, draws her inspiration, as well as her respect for the culture of Japan, from all elements of Japanese fiber art. Nature is the core theme for most family crests and these crests have endured for well over a thousand years. kamon, sashiko, and the power of indigo are central to her art. Nancy's quilts, banners, scrolls, and vintage kimono will introduce the audience to sashiko, indigo, family crests, and the resist dyeing techniques of Japan.
Because the Tokugawa shogunate halted all trade and travel to and from other countries, the fiber art of Japan developed in total isolation, making it truly unique in the world. See beautiful vinatge kmono, all between 70 and 130 years old and learn about the remarkable techniques and artists who created these extraordinary works of art. Discover how farmers and peasants, whose clothing was born out of poverty and oppression, turned the most modest fibers into fabrics renowned throughout the world. Join nancy as she brings history alive through her collection of luxurious kimono and rare peasant clothing.
Free of charge, all are welcome. Pre-registration required.