In a presentation tailored just for our guild, Carol will speak about how elements of Japanese kimonos tells us about the wearer. In honor of our 50th anniversary, we will learn how metallic gold thread is used in kimono, fukusa, and other items. She will bring selected pieces from her kimono collection and discuss design elements, textures, seasonality, and social status.
More About Carol
Carol learned the joys of quilting, costuming, and historical research as a child from her mother, probably as a way to keep her quiet. She owns nine sewing machines, most of them antique Singers, but prefers the mobility of a small kit with hand sewing supplies and whatever sashiko project she has going on. The joys of that six-year old learning to hand sew with her mother’s scraps never left, and Carol tackles each project with the same childlike enthusiasm she did back then. She spends her time researching and lecturing on Japanese textiles as well as teaching hand sewing and sashiko.
Visit her Etsy shop, Kimonomomo
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