Not a stain or a dye -- what is it? It’s Kakishibu Persimmon Tannin! In Japan, Kakishibu has been produced from green astringent persimmons for centuries to color clothing, paper and even finish furniture. It acts like a dye and requires no fixatives, and when exposed to natural light it darkens over time to rich brown tones.
In this new DVD from Ana Lisa Hedstrom, we explore working with Kakishibu Persimmon Tannin on both paper and fabric. Ana Lisa provides a comprehensive overview of working with store-bought kakishibu as well as the challenges and opportunities awaiting you to make your own kakishibu at home.
Kakishibu can be used like a dye on a variety of surfaces, and when combined with a variety of shibori techniques (and even dyes) it produces wonderful results. You can modify the kakishibu color with iron and other modifiers with some surprising and fascinating variations.
Several workshops in one explore everything you need to know to get started making your own kakishibu wearables, art textiles, gift papers and more.
Kakishibu Persimmon Tannin: Shibori on Paper and Fabric from Ana Lisa Hedstrom.