January 20, 6:30-9:30pm
Nuno Zori means “fabric shoes” and they’re a traditional type of indoor footwear in Japan. Originally made out of old towels and worn by woodcutters to protect their feet from splinters, they’re essentially fabric flip flops made by weaving fabric around rope. This traditional technique upholds the Buddhist adage "Mottainai" or "waste not want not" by making worn out textiles useful again. We'll use upcycled T-shirts and simple, ingenious equipment (just two specially bent coat hangers) to make the shoes. Students will leave with a finished pair of shoes the skills to make many more pairs of Nuno Zori at home.
LeBrie Rich has been teaching textile workshops in Portland for the past 10 years. In 2012 and 2014 she traveled to Japan to investigate traditional handcraft techniques including Nuno Zori.
Call fee is $30-$45 sliding scale, all materials included. Class size limited, register online or call People’s.