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Salon Series 2021/22: Kimono Hacks Returns!

Our Zoom seminars were so popular we are doing them again - with new topics, guests and skills to learn.

All salons will be held online via Zoom starting at 3pm and run approximately 1.5 hours each.

Please PRE-REGISTER for each session at the specific links below.

Entrance is by donation.

Furoshiki Fun!
Sunday November 28, 2021 - 2:00 to 3:30pm PST

Join multi-talented international artist Nefertiti from Etnia Fusion and discover the art of tying furoshiki - the beautiful, multipurpose and re-usable wrapping cloth. Each participant will use materials already in their homes and learn to wrap items of both ordinary and unique shapes and sizes. Participants should have ready various small and or medium sized items of their choice to be wrapped and various sized cloths (sheets, pillowcases, bandanas, etc). Nefertiti will shape the program to be effective with the materials you have handy.

Just in time to wrap all those gifts for the holidays!

Kimono Hacks! Finishing Touches
March 27, 2022 @ 2pm PST

Join kimono dresser Evelyn Leung for our last of the Kimono Hacks series. Evelyn is planning a number of activities for kimono "finishing touches" including how to make himo (tying strings), how to fasten your eri (collar), and how to make sure the layers are lined up correctly. She will also lead a discussion on the current online and second-hand kimono market. Come with ideas and questions. This is sure to be fun and informative!

About Evelyn Leung
Evelyn Leung is a member of IATSE 891 and currently working as a Film Costumer in the Greater Vancouver TV and Film Industry. She studied Kimono Dressing in Kyoto, Japan and received her Kimono Dressing Certification from the Kyoto Nishijin Textile Institute. She has also studied traditional Japanese dance and theatre forms and holds a Master of Fine Arts in Asian Theatre from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. During the pandemic, she has started drinking a bowl of matcha in the evening to calm her nerves and has been pleasantly surprised that the caffeine no longer keeps her up all night.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Province of British Columbia