Besides being powerful color sources, plants can also reveal different properties of the water used. High in tannins and readily available, the seed of the avocado is one of the most reliable colorants from nature. It yields a variety of hues depending on the quality of the water it is paired with. We will have a variety of water samples from around the world and explore how different characteristics like alkalinity and mineral content affect the hue obtained from the avocado seed. Each participant will receive fabric samples and a booklet with information about natural dyes, water quality and space to save the fabric samples they will dye during the workshop with their respective notes.
Almost Perfect is a 100-year old Tokyo rice shop converted into a space for creatives, founded in 2018 by Yuka Martín Mendo and Luis Mendo.
A house from 1924 nicely renovated in a Modern Japanese style, the rice store on the first floor fed the family who lived upstairs for several generations. Built right after the 1923 Kanto earthquake, it survived the WWII bombings.