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Miura, Makiage, and Boshi Shibori 2-Day Workshop

July 9, 2022 @ 15:00 - July 16, 2022 @ 18:00

2 Saturdays – DATES TBC!

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

This workshop session covers the historical and cultural background of quintessential Arimatsu techniques, Miura shibori and Makiage shibori, and their variations. Adaptation and exploration of techniques will be covered in the second session, along with sharing your experiments and samples. Murase-san will demonstrate artisan’s methods of handling traditional tools to 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.

Miura is a continuous looped, bound-resist achieved by using a simple hook to maintain tension on cloth, thread, and hook. Makiage is executed by stitching the outline of patterns (Nui-shibori), gathering the thread, and protecting the area with tight spiral binding to create the crackled textured ground, which can be controlled in a myriad of ways. When a piece of protective pliable plastic or vinyl sheet is used to cover the stitched area and bound tightly, the capped-resist (Boshi shibori) yields completely resisted patterns.

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

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.

Workshop fee & materials:

Fabrics from Japan, History & Technical Information document, and Recording from both classes for you to keep are included in the workshop fee. You will need a Miura hook, a shibori stand with a Makiage hook attached,shibori binding thread, thin plastic or vinyl sheet, and a round wooden bobbin. You will also need a large C-clamp to secure the shibori stand to a table. You will also need a needle, thread, scissors, and a thimble which you can make yourself


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July 9, 2022 @ 15:00
July 16, 2022 @ 18:00