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Traditional Japanese Trivets with Rimiko Berreman
April 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm$100
Use plant fiber to make a trivet that protects tabletops and counters from heat
Join us at the beautiful Fibershed Learning Center on Black Mountain Ranch near Point Reyes Station, to learn how to make traditional Japanese trivets with Rimiko Berreman.
These donut-shaped trivets are perfect for placing hot teapots, coffee vessels, pots and dishes on surfaces that need protection from heat. They are especially good for holding a round-bottomed pot like a donabe (Japanese clay pot) or a tetsunabe (iron pot).
We’ll work with tule (rush) from Black Mountain Ranch and willow from a local property for the inside foundation, and a choice of natural jute, or shuro palm twine, or both for the outside. Each participant will make two trivets.
Adding a loop for hanging will be optional. It makes your trivets decorative pieces on the kitchen wall and keeps them within reach.
Rimiko will also show us how to make the foundation for the trivets using materials such as old garments and sheets, and other materials you might have on hand.
All materials are provided, and you will receive a handout that illustrates how to weave this trivet.
Enroll here: eventbrite.com/e/611760491097
Please bring: a pair of scissors; any personal snacks, beverages and lunch (a variety of teas will be provided)
Fibershed Scholarship Program for Tuition Scholarships & Transportation/Childcare Stipends
Fibershed is offering two scholarships to most workshops; one scholarship if it’s a small class. In addition to scholarships for tuition, we are offering a limited number of stipends for transportation and/or childcare. If you would not otherwise be able to attend, and would like to be considered as a scholarship and/or stipend recipient, please answer a few brief questions on this Google Form. Responses will be reviewed by Learning Center staff and kept strictly confidential.
BONUS: The Clothing Swap Closet is now open during workshops and events at the Fibershed Learning Center!
Visit the Clothing Swap Closet when you attend a workshop or event at the Learning Center and exchange your 100% natural fiber garments and accessories. Your clothing contributions must be clean and in good condition. Each contribution entities you to choose one item of comparable value.
You may depart up to an hour after the workshop ends, to allow time to browse and try on items in the closet, and make your trade!
The instructor: Rimiko Berreman was born and grew up in Tokushima, a small city in the Shikoku region of Japan, surrounded by Japanese artisan crafts including Aizome (indigo), traditional woodworking, carving, as well as weaving with natural materials. She was involved in local industry programs in her twenties and one of her early jobs was sewing products including Sashiko and Shibori at the Indigo studio in Tokushima. Those were great opportunities for her to learn these traditional skills. She continues creating things using multiple media. Visit rimikoart.com and instagram.com/rimikoart to see more of Rimiko’s work.