Tenugui

Tenugui is a finely woven cloth of silk or hemp used in ceremonies and religious rituals. Tenugui remained a luxury item as fabric-making at the time of conception; the Heian era, was a painstaking and costly process.

Nicole McCarthy started 'Hands On Workshop' (HOW) following multiple trips to Tokyo, Japan, where she witnessed craft shops with access to materials unavailable outside of Japan. In Nicole's opinion, the tenugui fabric used for lampshade making is the ideal weight and texture for shades.

In her Lampshade Making workshop, you will, as a beginner crafter, utilise these authentic Japanese fabrics to create beautiful patterns and designs. Learn how to make your own drum lampshade, 20-25cm in diameter and 20-30cm high, perfect as a small table lamp or hanging pendant. Experiment with a selection of contemporary Japanese Tenugui fabrics, craft kits, tools and accessories in this hands-on workshop and leave with fresh adornment for your home or gift.





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