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Kumo Shibori: Foundations and Adaptations

June 11 @ 15:00 - June 18 @ 18:00


2 Saturdays – DATES TBC!

JUNE 2022 | 15:00 – 18:00 PST / 7:00 – 10:00 Japan (next day)
ZOOM Webinar | Slow Fiber Studios ANNEX | 1825 8th St. Berkeley, CA 

The workshop will cover the technical foundation for bound-resist and its variations in the first session and adaptation and exploration of techniques in the second session. Murase-san will demonstrate artisan methods of handling traditional tools and help you heighten your ability to create your own hand-dyed textile masterpieces. Yoshiko will moderate, bridging the gap between East and West and traditional and contemporary use of techniques, materials, and processes. Recordings from both sessions and all documents and powerpoint presentations will be shared with the class and the students who are in different timezones. During the week between two sessions, you will be given assignments and may ask questions by email which will be answered and added in the Q&A document which will be shared with the students.

Hiroshi Murase, master Arimatsu Shibori Artisan.
Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada will moderate and translate the workshop.

Workshop materials and tools: The class requires a kumo shibori hook, shibori stand, binding thread, and a table clamp. You may order the tools you need from the Slow Fiber Studios Shop at a 15% discount. The discount code for the tools will be on your registration receipt.

Dyeing shibori in your indigo vat: It is beneficial to have your own dye vat to see your shibori result. We recommend natural-indigo vat, a sustainable method for cotton or silk; but a fiber-reactive dye is an alternative. Michel Garcia’s indigo class will teach you the right way to start your own vat at home.


June 11 @ 15:00
June 18 @ 18:00