Tesuji involves hand-pleating, and the Arimatsu artisans have been ingenious in innovating a variety of ways to create dynamic designs on cotton yukata and kimono. You will be introduced to the history and culture of Arimatsu Tesuji (pleated-resist) and traditional processes and their variations, including Yoroidan (armor stripes), Yanagi (willow), Shinire (rope core), and Hinode (little sunrises) shibori. In the second session, Murase-san will cover adaptation and exploration of techniques. You will have an opportunity to share your experiments and samples. You will learn artisans’ methods of using and making tools that will heighten your ability to create your own hand-dyed textile masterpieces. Yoshiko I. Wada will moderate, bridging the gap between East and West and traditional and contemporary use of techniques, materials, and processes.
Taught by Hiroshi Murase, the master Arimatsu Shibori Artisan.
Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada will moderate and translate the workshop.
Saturdays, 21 & 28 August, 2021 | 15:00 – 18:00 PST / Next day 7:00 – 10:00 Arimtasu, Japan
ZOOM Webinar | Slow Fiber Studios ANNEX | 1825 8th St. Berkeley, CA for fully vaccinated people
The workshop will take place on two Saturdays, 3 hours each on 21 and 28 August 2021 with a week in between to experiment on your own. Our international workshops are taught virtually and will be streamed through Zoom Webinar. A small group of fully vaccinated participants will be welcomed at the SFS Annex in Berkeley with indigo vats for their use. You can bring your own laptop, and the Annex will have a large monitor as well as a staff with a camera capturing participants’ work to show to the instructor.
Workshop fee of $350 includes Fabrics from Japan, History & Technical Information document, and Recording from both classes for you to review. You will need a shibori stand or make your own PVC-pipe tesuji stand, shibori binding thread, and a long (medium diameter) wooden dowel. Remember to have a clamp to secure the shibori stand or PVC-pipe tesuji stand to a table. To purchase some of these items, go to the SFS online shop, use the DISCOUNT CODES that you will receive on your Eventzilla REGISTRATION RECEIPT. Please note that each student will cover the priority shipping cost of the complimentary workshop fabric from Berkeley, CA.
Recordings from both sessions and all documents and PowerPoint presentations will be shared with all students in different time zones. During the week between the two sessions, you will be given assignments, and you may ask questions by email, which will be answered and added to the shared Q&A document.