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JASSC February Cultural Talk

  • 16 Feb 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Westside Community Center

Japan-America Society of Southern Colorado 

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 Dear JASSC members,

JASSC February Cultural Talk planned by Riho Sakai, Kaori Katsumata, and Kayoko Jennings

February Theme: Introducing the Art of Sashiko by Ruth Chandler

Date:   Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time:   1:00 – 3:00 PM (door opens at 1:00)
Place:  Westside Community Center, Room Cottage A
            1616 W. Bijou St. Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (Parking accessible from 16th St.)
Fee:     Members are free, $3/non-member and $5 for non-member family; additional donations welcome  
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Ruth Chandler grew up in Japan where the vibrant color and texture of Japanese fabric, combined with the simplicity of Japanese design, caught her attention. Ruth learned basic Sashiko (an old needlework technique) from an elderly neighbor at the age of four, and began to create and sew her own clothes at the age of ten which became an outlet for her imagination and creativity. Ruth has authored two books and teaches at The Thread Lab and Textiles West in Colorado Springs. 

At the JASSC’s February gathering, in addition to introducing Sashiko and other Japanese textile crafts, Ruth will talk about her life in Japan.  

About us

The Japan-America Society of Southern Colorado is a non-profit educational and cultural organization promoting increased awareness, education, and understanding between the citizens of Southern Colorado and Japan.  Learn about the History of the JASSC.

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Join with other enthusiasts and participate in the language, foods, and activities with the opportunity to learn the culture of Japan.

Board of Directors

 President  Robin Lawrentz
 Vice President  Gary Jones
 Secretary  Linda Bragg
 Treasurer  Charissa Hartman
 Membership  Bernie DeMoss
 Communications  Kathy Kidd
 IT/Facebook  Ralph Archuleta
 At Large  Naomi Soraoka
At Large Wayne Stout
At Large Uriko Stout
At Large
 Chiaki DeMoss
 Tom Soraoka



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