Bolts Fabric & Fun 2019
14 th Annual Temari Hawaii Fundraiser
April 7, 2019 Sunday
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii (JCCH) Manoa Grand Ballroom, 5 th Floor (Makai Side)
8:00—9:00am Temari Hawaii and JCCH members-only Complimentary coffee and pastries
9:00am—1:00pm Open to general public
Bolts: For Sale
From serious textile addicts, seasoned printers, crafters and all those who need to make space in their studios.
• Vintage textile treasures
• Books and patterns
• Bottles of buttons
• Boxes of sewing notions
• Bundles of remnants
• Hanks of yarns
• Mounds of kimono, obi, haori, saki-ori
• Piles of boro, Japanese indigo “rags”
• Rolls of yukata cotton
• Tied-up Fat Quarters
• Trays of beads, tribal jewelry & talismans
Shoppers will receive free 2 hour parking validation with a $10 purchase in the JCCH Gift Shop, 9:00am - 2:00pm.
Textile Talk Stories
9:30am - “Boro: Not a Fad”, Hiromi Beck, Indigo Market Boro is more than just a word for “rags”. Hiromi will share a brief history of how Japanese farmers recycled torn indigo dyed pieces into more years of reusable household goods. If we understand the roots of boro, we will appreciate even more Alabama’s Gee’s Bend cotton quilts and those made by Kantha women in Bangladesh from old silk sari and rag trade scraps.
10:15am - “Sashiko: Yesterday and Today”, Pauline Kunimune, with Carol Dee Nishimura Pauline Kunimune, age 86, of the original Kuni Dry Goods on University Avenue, shares her sashiko experiences. In the Honshu winters, farming women patched and re-patched indigo dyed garments, bedding and even diapers with straight lines of white threads--sashiko “little stabs”. As cotton threads became available to all classes, sashiko evolved into more decorative curved botanical and nature forms. Carol Dee, a veteran cross-stitcher, has recently become a Pauline student and developed a very simple method of transferring printed sashiko patterns to dark blue fabrics. It uses white netting!
11:00am - “Indige”, Ron Irwin Working with weavers and dyers in Southeast Asia for the past 35 years, Ron has nurtured and supported villages, improving their working conditions and sustaining their crafts. He says, “I love the environment of the new big studios, watching the yarn spun, dyed and setting the looms.” His Indige shop on Waialae Avenue glows with these pin-tucked woven beauties, men’s batik aloha shirts and tactile baskets. Hear his stories and take home a truly hand-crafted piece from his pop-up space in Bolts.
11:45am - “Saki-Ori: Weavings from Rags”, Ann Kedyl, Mottainai Hawaii Ann weaves fabric from threads, shreds, scraps and oddments in her Koko Head studio, next to Pitacus and Montsuki, above Calico Cat fabrics. This universal method of the ultimate from rags to somethings, is very doable. You’ll see. She will also show historical pieces made by those inventive, strong farming women.
IN THE PATIO • Our non-profit partners
Hui O Laulima (HOL) Dedicated to perpetuating Okinawan culture, HOL celebrated its Golden 50th year in 2018. They display indigenous crafts and award grants to support teachers and students of Ryukyu art forms. This year HOL will again share their creative strength by demonstrating how to weave nuno zori slippers from narrow cloth strips and offering their cookbooks of Uchinanchu cookery, along with classic Okinawan sauces made from those historic recipes.
Okinawa Hands-On (OHO): OHO aims to preserve the Ryukyu language and culture, provide learning opportunities for youth and to assist the elderly. OHO will prepare unique Uchinanchu salts, distinctively wrapped, along with more preserves and their crafted cards.
Moiliili Community Center (MCC) Senior Center The Senior Center members of MCC remake kimono into wearable art, recycle fiber, fabrics, bottle caps and buttons into trivets. totes and jewelry, crochet floor rugs and even make patchwork quilts…all from donated items.
Save these dates!
38 th TRASH & TREASURE FAIR November 3, 2019 Sunday
New Artists Screening for 38th Trash & Treasure Fair
May 4, 2019, Saturday 1:00–3:00pmOhana Lounge, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, 5 th Floor
•1:00 –1:30pm Set up display of 5-7 priced items, samples or sketches
•2:30–3:00pm Pick up samples and receive decision
•Neighbor Island artists may submit digital photos of their work on or before May 3.
Download application at temarihawaii.org
•This is required for veteran T&T jewelery designers as well as prospective designers.
Temari is a non-profit arts organization driven by a shared, universal passion to learn, create, and connect.
Founded 40 years ago, our mission is to continue sharing ideas, traditional approaches and new transformations of Asian and Pacific art forms— serving as a bridge across these rich, diverse cultures and generations past and future.
Through our workshops, festivals and events, we support and inspire artists, teach traditional and contemporary techniques, and create a community of cultural connections.