Events

Slow Fiber Studios events offer a platform for international scholars, artists and artisans to exchange knowledge and showcase their creativity and technical ingenuity.

May 2018

WORKSHOP

**Repeated from March**
**Waitlist Open for Workshop 2B** [staff@yoshikowada.com]

SFS EV18 CACICEDO WADA Fulling Resist

Inventive Methods for Fulling Resist
Jean Cacicedo + Yoshiko I. Wada
2A: Saturday – Sunday, March 3 – 4 | 9:30am – 4:30pm
2B: Saturday – Sunday, May 26 – 27 | 9:30am – 4:30pm
2C: Saturday – Sunday, August 25 – 26 | 9:30am – 4:30pm
Slow Fiber Studios Annex | 1825 Eighth St, Berkeley, CA 94710
Materials Fee Included | Materials List

Create textiles with surprising and inventive textural contrast through the use of an unusual historical European paste resist method. We’ll use a specially designed wool gauze and gain an understanding of its physical and chemical structures to achieve lacelike effects through various techniques.

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Visiting Artist: Yoshiko I. Wada

SFS EV18 WADA PortraitYoshiko I. Wada is an artist, curator, and textile scholar, president of World Shibori Network, founder of Slow Fiber Studios, producer of the Natural Dye Workshop film series, and co-chair of the 1st – 11th International Shibori Symposia. She is the author of pioneering publications on kasuri and shibori. A Berkeley resident since 1973, she continues to lead a wide range of workshops, lectures, tours, and symposia internationally, emphasizing sustainability, tradition, and innovation in design.

Visiting Artist: Jean Cacicedo

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Jean Cacicedo is a prime innovator of the American studio craft Art-to-Wear Movement who uses the transformative properties of wool, cloth and paper to create objects that adorn both the body and the wall. Telling stories from journeys that come by way of dreams and visions, her works can be found in the permanent collections of the de Young Museum, Museum of Art and Design (MAD), Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Racine Art Museum, and the Tassenmuseum Hendrikje


September 2018

COLLOQUIUM + WORKSHOPS + DEMONSTRATIONS + LECTURES + POP-UP

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Noé Pinzón weaving a duck feather textile.

Revival and Innovation: Textile Traditions of Mexico
Alejandro de Avila + Hector Meneses + Noé Pinzón
Friday – Sunday, 14-16 September 2018
Slow Fiber Studios Annex + Berkeley Hillside Club

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October 2018

WORKSHOP + LECTURE

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Nui Shibori as Artistic Exploration
Jane Callender
Thursday – Saturday, 11-13 October 2018
Slow Fiber Studios Annex

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COLLOQUIUM :  FILM SCREENING + LECTURES + PERFORMANCE

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Batik: Enduring Art of Dyers in Indonesia
Gary Gartenberg + Distinguished Guest Speakers
Sunday, 14 October 2018
Berkeley Hillside Club

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COLLOQUIUM + DEMONSTRATIONS + LECTURES + POP-UP

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North American Indigo Projects:
Powder, Paste, Leaves, and Sukumo
Saturday-Sunday, 20-21 October, 2018
Slow Fiber Studios Annex + Berkeley Hillside Club

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