Slow Fiber Studios ™  is more than learning techniques.

A program of World Shibori Network, affiliated with NaturalDyeWorkshop.com and shop.slowfiberstudios.com

We are founded on a simple intention: to offer real-world insight into the multifaceted and holistic practice of textile-making. Slow Fiber Studios™ offers dynamic, hands-on field study programs in diverse areas of the world where textile culture runs deep — India, Mexico, Japan, France, Italy, and on. We believe the best way to understand a philosophy is to see it being lived.

Slow Fiber Studios ™ gets to the heart of ‘the making of things’.

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This program is designed for textile artists, educators, scholars, and students. The accommodations are basic, except short stays at special accommodations including restored historical estates in India; early 17th century vineyard in Provence; and a ryokan, Japanese style inn, where you experience traditional hospitality and banquet. During the tours we mostly rely on public transportation; however, you may choose to take a taxi to avoid it.