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Mokume Shibori & Its Variations: Gangi Mokume, Nuisuji, and Karamatsu Shibori

November 6, 2021 @ 15:00 - 18:00

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

Saturday 06 November 2021 | 15:00 – 18:00 PST / 7:00 – 10:00 JST (next day)

ZOOM Webinar | Slow Fiber Studios ANNEX | 1825 8th St. Berkeley, CA

In Japan, stitching as a way of resisting the dye has been explored intensively. Arimatsu artisans have been ingenious in innovating a variety of ways to create dynamic designs on cotton yukata, kimono, and tenugui. This workshop will specifically cover Mokume Shibori, which is a type of stitch-resist created by parallel running stitches along the weft of fabric to produce a classic namesake pattern reminiscent of the wood grain. Mokume Shibori allows boundless creative interpretations such as Gangi Mokume, Karamatsu, and Nuisuji patterns and techniques. You will be introduced to artisan’s methods and have an opportunity to share your experiments and samples. Learn to use tools that will heighten your ability to create your own hand-dyed textile masterpieces.

Register for the Event

The three-hour workshop will take place on Saturday 06 November 2021 by Webinar and as an in-person studio experience for fully vaccinated people.  The workshop fee of $175 includes fabrics from Japan, a History and Technical Information document, a materials list, and access for three months to the workshop recording. 

Workshop materials and tools: The class requires a Shibori stand or large C-clamp secured to your work table, Shibori stitching thread, pin cushion, and stitching needles.  You may order materials you need at our SFS online shop at a discount. The discount code will be on your registration receipt but a 100% DISCOUNT CODE for the fabrics will be separately emailed to you. Please note that the priority shipping cost for the complimentary workshop fabric is not included in the workshop fee. 


November 6, 2021
15:00 - 18:00
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Hiroshi Murase


Slow Fiber Studios Berkeley
Berkeley, CA United States