amirisu 2 day retreat at the heart of historic city Kyoto


Knitting is my passion, but I do love all kinds of fiber crafts. Natalie Miller is an Australian textile artist that I have been avidly following in the last few years.  Her work often combines different techniques including weaving, macramé and Chinese knot making, using colorful yarn and ropes that she dyes herself.  Her color is amazing - very energetic and inspiring.

So when I found out that she was traveling in Japan, I instantly reached out.  From there, things happened so fast and we found ourselves hosting a series of workshops at both of our shops!

Natalie will be visiting Japan with her Japanese Textile Tour (as expected - already been sold out) in November. Our workshops are planned before and after the tour.  Anyone who can speak either English or Japanese (or both) are welcome to join.

Tokyo workshops

Venue: WALNUT Tokyo in Omotesando
Max capacity: 7 students

Friday, November 11th. 10 AM - 4 PM (6 hours)
Fee: 25,000 JPY (+ tax) - All tools and supplies are included.

Saturday, November 12th. 10 AM - 2 PM (4 hours)
Fee: 16,500 JPY (+ tax) - All tools and supplies are included.

*Lunch is not included, but there are many places to buy lunch in the neighborhood. We will be flexible.

amirisu 2-day retreat in Kyoto

Instead of hosting our regular retreat, this year, we will have a short overnight retreat to wrap up with Natalie's weaving workshop in Kyoto.
The venue is limited to 10 participants. We rent a 120 years old Japanese machiya house, renovated into a fancy guest house and event space. Participants will be sleeping on futon with a few other people in a same room, like  a traditional ryokan style.
Dinner will be served by a unique caterer in Kyoto, who is known by her organic and healthy Japanese fusion food.
On the second day, the workshop will be held at WALNUT Kyoto in the neighborhood.

Date and Venue
Saturday, November 19th, 2PM ~ Sunday, 20th, 6PM

Venue: Machiya house in Kyoto, and WALNUT Kyoto
Fee: 55,000 JPY (+ tax)
Included: 3 meals, lodging, workshop fee including all the necessary materials, translation fee

Tapestry Weaving Workshop by Natalie Miller
Students will make approx. 25cm width x 30 cm height tapestry.
Ashford weaving frame, tools, and warp and weft supplies are all included.

It is possible to stay at the venue on the night of the 18th for an extra fee. (Two persons: 25,000 yen each, 4 person, 13,000 yen each.)  Considering the lodging cost in Kyoto, this is fairly reasonable. Meals are not included, but we can have dinner together at our favorite restaurant.


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