Cotton and Indigo by Teresa Duryea Wong
Learn how Japan and its top fabric designers, quilters, scientists, and artists combine tradition and high tech
to weave the thread, fabrics and stunning designs that are so coveted in today's fiber art world. Take a tour of Japan's elite textile printing mills to understand why Japan is considered the world's finest producer of cotton. Learn where all this cotton comes from, and its close connection to another prized plant, indigo.
Dozens of beautiful fabric designs and quilts by Shizuko Kuroha, Keiko Goke, Yoshiko Jinzenji, Yoko Saito, and others are featured, as well as cotton and indigo folk textiles through the ages. This journey gives us a deeper understanding of the connection between contemporary textile art and Japan's cotton, indigo, and traditions.