The first event of the 2015 Maiwa Textile Symposium is next week.
This is a free event being held at the Silk Weaving Studio on Granville Island
Tuesday September 8th 6 - 8 pm.
Nuno is the Japanese word for “cloth” or “fabric.”
Junichi Arai started NUNO in 1984 and in 1987 Reiko Sudo took over as design director. She has continued to push boundaries with contemporary textiles. Reiko is involved in many projects creating small runs of textiles in collaboration with mills and factories in Japan in an effort to keep alive the strong textile skills and traditions in the country and make them available around the world.
Nuno textiles are at the forefront of contemporary textile design. They represent a convergence of centuries-old traditions with advanced technologies ultimately transforming how we think about textiles today. Materials such as feathers, nails, paper, and copper become key components in their textile-making.
Nuno contemporary textiles are timeless and durable. This is a wonderful opportunity to view and purchase a selection of Nuno creations: scarves, shawls, garments, and fabrics.
About the Curator:
Diana Sanderson has been owner of the Silk Weaving Studio for the last 29 years. She studied weaving with Ann Sutton in the early eighties and has been inspired by Junichi Arai ever since. Diana spearheads the collaboration between Maiwa and the Silk Weaving Studio. Multiple trips to Japan have deepened her knowledge, fascination, and understanding of contemporary Japanese textiles.