Class

Spinning, Dyeing, and Weaving from nature

People have used the technology of “spinning, dyeing, and weaving” for a long time, and have made clothes and living tools from what they received from nature to protect themselves.
Why don't you experience such traditional handicrafts with indigo and cotton raised in the garden of Aiakane Studio, and plants picked from rich nature around the atelier?
Various trial classes are available according to your preference and time.

*Trial classes are available only on Friday, Saturday, and Sundays.

*For reservations and contacts for trial classes, please call or mail us.

tel +81-90-3899-1393

tel +81-90-3899-1393


mail aiakane@hotmail.com

Trial class for dyeing
Trial class for Spinning
Trial class for Weaving
Class for dyeing

It is a class of plant dyeing that can dye with indigo raised in Atelier Aiakane or a dye made from plants around the atelier.
You can enjoy the process of taking out colors from the plants and dyeing them to one color and no color. At the Atelier Aiakane's plant dyeing trial class, we have three classes of trials, “Seasonal Plant Dyeing”, “Indigo Leaf Dyeing” and “Precipitate Indigo Dyeing”, In addition to preparing handkerchiefs, bags, T shirts, and other stuff at the shop, you can also bring yours and dye them again.(You can take home what you dyed)
Aprons and rubber gloves used for dyeing work are all available at the atelier, therefore please do not hesitate to join us.

Seasonal Plant Dyeing

Fee
[including trial,materials,and taxes]

Indigo Leaf Dyeing

Fee
[including trial,materials,and taxes]

Precipitate Indigo Dyeing

Fee
[including trial,materials,and taxes]

¥3,000~
handkerchiefs,
tenugui,
cloth bags,
and so on
¥3,000~
handkerchiefs,
tenugui,
cloth bags,
and so on
¥3,000~
handkerchiefs,
tenugui,
cloth bags,
and so on
¥3,500~
towel,
bandana,
canvasbag,
and so on
¥3,500~
towel,
bandana,
canvasbag,
and so on
¥3,500~
towel,
bandana,
canvasbag,
and so on
¥4,500~
stall,
eco-bag,
T-shirt
and so on
¥4,500~
stall,
eco-bag,
T-shirt
and so on
¥4,500~
stall,
eco-bag,
T-shirt
and so on
¥5,500~
stall(silk)
and so on
¥5,500~
stall(silk)
and so on
¥5,500~
stall(silk)
and so on
“Dyeing again”
Bring-in fee
¥20/g
You can bring out your handkerchiefs, shirts, bags that have faded or got stained and can not be used, you can dye again.
“Dyeing again”
Bring-in fee
¥20/g
You can bring out your handkerchiefs, shirts, bags that have faded or got stained and can not be used, you can dye again.
“Dyeing again”
Bring-in fee
¥20/g
You can bring out your handkerchiefs, shirts, bags that have faded or got stained and can not be used, you can dye again.
Time length

2~3 hours

Time length

2~3 hours

Time length

2~3 hours

Class for Seasonal Plant Dyeing

We are collecting natural plants in the garden of Aiakane Studio or around the studio, and prepare for dyes each season.
In “seasonal plant dyeing experience” you can enjoy dyeing experience with only the seasons of dyes.

布地選び

1. Cloth selection
You choose the item you want to dye from the cloth we are preparing at the studio.

2. Aperture
Prepare to make a pattern of original design using marbles and rubber bands on fabric. Those who wants to have plain, we don't need this process.

3. Dyeing
Wet the cloth in water and squeeze. Warm the dye solution extracted from the seasonal plants to 60 degrees in advance. Soak the cloth in warm dye solution and move it for 15 minutes, let dye penetrate into cloth.

4. Washing with water
Wash off extra dye attached to cloth.

5. Mordant
Soak the cloth after washing with water for mordant solution (Liquid for coloring and color stopping) and move for 15 minutes.

6. Washing with water
Wash off extra mordant solution attached to cloth.

7. Dyeing
Again, put it on the dyeing solution for the finish. At this time, the longer the dyeing time, it becomes darker than the color stained with step 3. Please pull up as the color you preferred.

8. Washing with water
Wash off extra dye attached to cloth 3-5 times until water becomes transparent.

9. Dry
Hang outside and dry. Depending on the weather, you may not dry within the scheduled time, so please take it home and let it dry at home.

Class for Indigo Leaf Dyeing

Indigo is a dye of Indigo Blue (deep blue) by drying leaves and fermenting it, but you can dye it with a freshly picked indigo live leaf as a dye. This is called “indigo leaf dyed”, it is dyed in a pale sky blue color rather than indigo blue.
At the Trial class for Indigo Leaf Dyeing, you can experience dyeing solution and dyeing making from reaping the indigo leaves raised in the garden field of Atelier Aiakane.

*Trial class for Indigo Leaf Dyeing is limited experience from July to October.

布地選び

1. Cloth selection
You choose the item you want to dye from the cloth we are preparing at the studio.

2. Aperture
Prepare to make a pattern of original design using marbles and rubber bands on fabric. Those who wants to have plain, we don't need this process.

3. Making dye solution
We harvest indigo entering the garden of Atelier Aiakane. Wash the harvested leaves well with water, and separate them into leaves and stems. Then, rubbing the leaves and water on the mixer, and extract the indigo dye.

4. Dyeing
Wet the fabric with water, squeeze it, then attach it to dye solution. Move the cloth in the liquid for about 15 minutes, let the dye penetrate into the cloth.

5. Coloring
Remove the fabric from the dyeing solution, and squeeze and dry for about 15 minutes. The green cloth will change to sky blue with the power of the air.

6. Washing with water
Wash off extra dye attached to cloth 3-5 times until water becomes transparent.

7. Dry
Hang outside and dry. Depending on the weather, you may not dry within the scheduled time, so please take it home and let it dry at home.

Class for Precipitate Indigo Dyeing

When cutting the indigo with the stem and putting it in the water for 3 days, the indigo pigment moves from the leaf into the water and the green liquid is formed. After that, take out Indigo, put the slaked lime in a liquid and stir it with a stick to clean the green liquid and leave it as it is for about 1 day, the reaction of slaked lime and indigo will settle down and sink. The collected precipitate is called “precipitation indigo”. When cloth is dyed with sediment indigo, it becomes an intermediate color between Indigo leaf dye (Sky blue) and indigo dye (dark indigo). In “the precipitate indigo dyeing trial class”, you can enjoy a beautiful blue dyeing experience with the indigo made in Atelier Aiakane.

布地選び

1.Cloth selection
You choose the item you want to dye from the cloth we are preparing at the studio.

2. Aperture
Prepare to make a pattern of original design using marbles and rubber bands on fabric. Those who wants to have plain, we don't need this process.

3. Dyeing
Attach the fabric to dye solution. Move the cloth in the liquid for about 5 minutes, let the dye penetrate into the cloth.

4. Coloring
Remove the fabric from the dyeing solution, and squeeze and dry it outside. The green cloth will change to dark blue with the power of the air.

5. Repeat dyeing
By repeating 3 and 4 as you like, the blue color will become even deeper color. * Even if you repeat it over again, the price will not change. The photograph is the fabric with dyed twice.

6. Washing with water
Wash off extra dye attached to cloth 3-5 times until water becomes transparent.

7. Dry
Hang outside and dry. Depending on the weather, you may not dry within the scheduled time, so please take it home and let it dry at home.

Class for Spinning

It is a class that spun cotton grown in an atelier's garden field into a thread. Although it takes a while to master thread spinning, I will teach it in detail. We prepare 3 courses tailored to those who want to learn firmly from those who want to enjoy easily. Please enjoy the experience of creating the unique thread created from your hand.

Class for Spinning[1]

Fee
(including trial, materials, and taxes)

Class for Spinning[2]

Fee
(including trial, materials, and taxes)

Class for Spinning[3]

Fee
(including trial, materials, and taxes)

¥2,000

¥4,000

¥6,000

Time length

3 hours

Time length

4 hours

Time length

6 hours

Material

Cotton 30g=5~10m

Material

Cotton 50g=10~20m

Material

Cotton 30g=10~20m+dyeing

Menu

3~4

Menu

1~4

Menu

1~4

1. Spindle making
We make a spindle (hand spinning machine) using pre-prepared chopsticks, cardboard, hooks. We will use origami and cloth to make the original spindle. You can bring your spindle home. (About 1 hour)

2. Cotton Sweep
By using the cotton seeded in advance (50grams), you hit the cotton with the machine to use them for making cotton thread. (About 20 minutes)

3. Thread spinning
Use what you made in 2 and make it cotton thread. Rotating the spindle hangs on the cotton and it gradually becomes a thread. Although there are individual differences in the total amount and the thickness of the thread, about 10 to 20 meters of thread can be made from 50 grams of cotton. Thread can be used as a material for hand-knitting and accessories. For those who want to spin more, we have cotton for additional (1000 yen / 50 grams).

4. After that
You can bring back the yarn and spindle you made. Even if you could not spin all cotton into thread in the trial class, you can bring the remaining cotton to your home and continue the spinning experience.

Class for Weaving

It is an trial class where you use weaving machines to weave into cloth using dyed tread with plants in Aiakane Studio. Even if you do the same work depending on how you the weft threading through the warp thread, you can weave the cloth with a different expression. Please choose from two kinds of coasters / luncheon mats for productions

Weaving of coasters

Fee
(including trial, materials, and taxes)

Weaving of place mat

Fee
(including trial, materials, and taxes)

¥3,000

¥5,000

Time length

2 hours

Time length

4 hours

Production

two coasters

Production

luncheon place mat

1. Weaving
Weave the cloth by weft thread repeatedly passed through a weaving machine with a warp thread in advance.

2. Remove from weaving machine
After weaving the required amount, cut the warp and remove the woven fabric from the weaving machine.

3. Thread Cleansing
The thread cleansing is the work that connects the warp threads, so that the weft thread will not get frayed. (About 1 hour)
Even if you didn’t finish within the time, you can take it home and continue the thread finish.