• 27 Apr 2023
  • 9:00 AM
  • 30 Apr 2023
  • 4:00 PM
  • Kilauea Military Camp, Lehua Room, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 99-252 Crater Rim Drive, Volcano HI 96785
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Register Online February 1 through April 1, 2023

Marilyn Robert will be the featured guest instructor for the 2023 Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui annual workshop on Ikat Weaving. 

The workshops will focus on ikat (kasuri in Japanese) weaving using traditional Japanese motifs. Ikat is a woven resist technique where threads are bound according to a pattern. The threads are then dyed leaving undyed areas where there are resist ties. Ikat is classified as warp ikat, weft ikat, and double ikat, compound or complex ikat, depending on which set(s) of threads are bound. The pattern appears as it is woven. The primary, traditional dye used for kasuri is indigo which will be used in this workshop. 

Students will be instructed on the dyeing and weaving of ikat. The first two days will be devoted to understanding the patterns, binding the warp threads, and dyeing them. In addition, students will prepare the weft ikat threads and dye them. On the last two days, participants will dress their looms using raddles and general weaving tools and then weave. Floor or table looms will be required with a minimum of two shafts (no rigid heddle looms) and a 12 dent reed.


This dyeing and weaving workshop is open to the public. Participants must be able to set up a loom and understand the basics of plain weave. 

Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui members receive a discounted class fee. Those who wish to become members may click HERE to join before registering for the workshop.

Upon registering for the workshop a detailed supply list will be emailed to the participant. All dyes, warp and weft threads for this workshop will be provided by the instructor; there is a $65 supply fee payable to the instructor at the workshop. If there are any questions contact kamuelaweaver@gmail.com

Big Island participants must bring their own 4 or 8 shaft table looms to the workshop. Shared cabins are available to participants; to reserve a space please contact jhittner@winona.edu

There is a $30 entry fee per vehicle at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, valid for 7 days.

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Marilyn Robert has worked in the field of textile design and art since the 1980’s. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Fibers from the University of Oregon. She has been the recipient of grants and awards, including a Japan Foundation Artist Grant in 1997 to travel in Japan for study of traditional indigo-dyed textiles and contemporary fiber art. 

Marilyn has taught for thirteen years at Lane Community College as head of the Fibers program, and as an adjunct Fine Arts Professor at the University of Oregon, both in Eugene, Oregon. Marilyn was the co-founder of Eugene Textile Center and currently travels, lecturing and teaching workshops. She teaches dyeing, printing, shibori, and katazome as well as handweaving, especially ikat (kasuri) weaving. She exhibits her work, is the author of several articles about textiles, and enjoys curatorial work. Marilyn is passionate about dyeing with botanical dyes and continues to teach and to learn more about this subject. Her studio and dye garden are her favorite places to be.

More information: marilynrobert.com

This program is supported in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaiʻi and by the National Endowment for the Arts.


Your registration will be confirmed once you have paid for the workshop online by credit card. After registration, a supply list will be emailed to you. There is a $65 supply fee for dyes, warp and weft materials payable to the instructor at the workshop.

Cancellations will be permitted up to 30 days before the workshop. All cancellations with be subject to a 10% administrative fee. If you cancel after April 1, 2023, there will be no refund unless there is a waiting list and someone can take your place.

For more information on the workshop contact: kamuelaweaver@gmail.com


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