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Rice Paste Resist

July 25 @ 9:00 am - July 29 @ 5:00 pm


Rice Paste Resist

Berkley Heath

Monday, July 25th – Friday, July 29th

9:00am – 5:00pm

Workshop Overview

Katazome is an ancient Japanese printmaking technique created using sticky rice flour paste as a resist in an indigo vat. In this workshop, students will learn the traditional methods of creating these prints and present some modern techniques that can be used at home or a studio. We will cover natural indigo vat-making and the chemistry involved, as well as fabric preparation, preparing a printing surface, stencil carving, rice paste making and application, and post-dye fabric treatment. Students will take some time to plan out their printed designs in one or many layers, creating uniquely patterned cloth in shades of indigo blue and white.

Skills + Techniques

Students will learn:

  • Planning a stenciled resist design
  • Stencil carving and material options
  • Fabric preparation
  • Making a printing pad
  • Making shin-shi
  • Natural indigo vat making, including understanding chemistry and on-going maintenance
  • Making and applying rice paste
  • Best practices for dyeing rice paste-printed pieces in an indigo vat
  • Post-dyeing fabric treatment and curing


Berkley Heath

Tools + Materials

Students should bring:

  • All materials and supplies will be provided

Material Fee:

  • $40.00 paid at time of workshop


  • Please read our COVID-19 Policy prior to registering
  • We are honoring each instructor’s specific COVID-19 safety requests. For this workshop, your instructor reserves the right to require additional safety requirements depending on the state of the pandemic at the time of the workshop

Housing + Meals

Housing and meals will be available on-site in 2022. We will let all registered students know when housing registration is open. Spots will be first-come, first serve. The option to choose meals will be open to all students. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

$500.00 / per student

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7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, New Hampshire 03307

Call Us

(603) 435-7314


July 25 @ 9:00 am
July 29 @ 5:00 pm
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Sanborn Mills Farm
7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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