The contemporary kimono, February 2009


Sunday 1st February
10am – 4pm 

Based on the concept of the Japanese garment, with its symbolism, geometric cut, its history of customs and rules, its potential for sensuality and storytelling, this workshop offers the exploration of the potential for all of this moving into a contemporary context. 

Seen as an object suspended from a horizontal pole, the outside surface is open to decoration, elimination or expression, the interior there for discovery. 

Worn on a body, moving, softening the geometry into curves and folds, the kimono becomes the expression of the wearer, enhances them or perhaps eclipses the wearer altogether. 

£25 for SoCo members, £30 for non-members, the price includes refreshments, light lunch and a VERY basic kimono in a flat form. 

Booking is essential as places are limited. Please phone Judy on 01424 431305 or to book or for more information on either of these events. 

The Beacon , 67-68 St Mary's Terrace, Hastings TN34 3LS ( for downloadable map)