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National Cherry Blossom Festival Events

The Textile Museum is celebrating the National Cherry Blossom Festival (March 20-April 14) through offering the following programs. Visit our calendar for a full list of upcoming events.

Arts for Families  

Create Your Own Silk Scarf

Saturday, March 30, 2–4 PM
This program is now full, and registration has closed. 
Join artist Emi Kikuchi for this special hands-on silk painting workshop, presented in conjunction with the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Kikuchi employs fine textile paints in floral designs in a style called ezome. For two generations, the Kikuchi family has used the ezome technique to create works which include silk clothing—in 2005 ezome graced the runways of the Paris Haute Couture spring/summer collection. Create your own silk scarf for spring by learning to paint delicate cherry blossom designs. For beginners and experienced painters alike; registration fee includes 100% silk scarf and other required materials.

Arts for Families   WORKSHOP
Make Your Own Shibori
Friday , April 5, 1–4 PM
This program is now full, and registration has closed. 

Shibori is the Japanese art of shape-resist dyeing. Join artist and educator Candace Edgerly as she instructs you how to wrap, twist, fold, and stitch your own shibori-style scarf. For all skill levels. .
Arts for Families   ARTS FOR FAMILIES
Koinobori (Carp Streamers)

Saturday, April 6, 2–4 PM
In Japanese folklore, the carp is a symbol of determination and vigor, overcoming all obstacles to swim upstream. Explore pattern and texture as you create your own colorful paper koi mobile at The Textile Museum. Free; no reservations required.
Arts for Families   LECTURE
Contemporary Shibori Techniques

Sunday, April 7, 2 PM
Artist and educator Candace Edgerley takes a look at how contemporary shibori artists have adapted this ancient Japanese shape-resist dye technique by developing their own tools and methods. Arashi shibori, woven shibori, and knitted shibori are a few of the types of work that will be explored. Fee: $10/members; $15/non-members. Advance registration is required. Call (202) 667-0441, ext. 64 to register
Special in the
TM Shop!
  Bring in the National Cherry Blossom Festival's Petal Pass to The Textile Museum Shop to receive 30% off one regularly priced item between March 20 and April 14. The Petal Pass is available for free at neighborhood Capital One Bank branches throughout the region beginning March 18, 2013.

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