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Natural Dyeing in Seoul

After meeting Lee Myung Sun in Seoul, I studied natural dyeing from him and his wife, who run a dyeing and clothing shop. He had learned traditional dyeing techniques from women living in villages in the Korean mountains. Lessons were loosely scheduled, and I could come and go as I pleased, and they always insisted on feeding all of their students and guests who happened to be around during lunchtime huge homemade feasts. They also always welcomed friends and visits from foreign guests. I mostly dyed silk scarves, but also did my own experimentation with hanji (Korean handmade paper). Feb – June, 2009.

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