31 October 2009
I designed a Tenugui, the Japanese traditional cotton towel, which is used by many field workers, for my vegetation science laboratory.
The pattern was dyed, not printed, so there were many restrictions of designing: the number of colors and the width of lines, for example. Because I normally use thin ink pens, I had a big difficulty in drawing lines with more than one millimeter width, but it turned out to be very much like traditional Tenugui, thanks to the dyer's help. I learned that the drawing for cloth is completely different from that for paper. Someday, when I get enough money to invest, I would like to try making a new one with the design of birds.