Cotton & Indigo from Japan
Author Teresa Duryea Wong
159 pages, hard cover
More than 300 colourful photos and behind the scenes details reveal the fascinating story of Japan's cotton and indigo, and their enormous contribution to fibre arts world-wide.
Learn how Japan and it's top fabric designers, quilters, scientists, and artists combine tradition and high tech to weave the thread, fabrics, and stunning designs that are so coveted in today's fibre art world. Take a tour of Japan's elite textile printing mills to understand why Japan is considered the world's finest producer of quilting cotton. Learn where all this cotton comes from, and its close connection to another prized plant, indigo.
Dozens of beautiful fabric designs and quilts by Shizuko Kuroha, Keiko Goke, Yoshiko Jinzenji, Yoko Saito, and others are featured, as well as cotton and indigo folk textiles throughout the ages. This journey gives a deeper understanding of the connection between contemporary textile are and Japan's cotton, indigo, and traditions.