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自分で作る 自分だけの柄 Create Your Unique Pattern by Yourself

Workshop "Create Your Unique Pattern by Yourself"
May 14 (Sat.), 2022 10:30-12:00 / 13:30-15:00
Fukuoka Art Museum, Art Studio

minä perhonen textiles are all created by hand.
Pencils, markers, acrylic gouache and watercolors. The designs are drawn using all kinds of materials.
This time, Keiko Tanaka, a textile designer who specializes in paper collage designs, led a workshop to create original patterns.

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One of the charms of textiles is that they can create a seemingly endless expanse of scenery. That infinite expanse is actually created by repeating drawings of a size that would fit in the arms.

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Each participant created a motif of their choice or cut and pasted colored paper.
At times, participants helped each other, and the “pictures” that they created where their hearts lead them to, were finalized into “patterns” that were repeated endlessly. No two patterns were the same, and each one expanded into a scenery with warm traces of the human hand.

In the second session, designer Minagawa adventitiously participated.
In fact, it was Tanaka, who taught Minagawa how to repeat patterns: She had just joined the company at the time.

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Tanaka says, “I feel a sense of relief in that the patterns continue forever and never end.”
Designing patterns is the origin of minä perhonen’s way of making things. In the exhibit area “designs and textiles,” various designs by Minagawa and Tanaka are on display.
It was a great opportunity for us to share the beginning of textile creation with all the participants.

Thank you very much for your participation.

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