Shibori A to Z: Learn from a Master
Hiroshi Murase, Master Shibori Artisan from Arimatsu, Japan
Wednesday – Saturday, 21 – 24 August 2019| Slow Fiber Studios Annex
$850 | Material Fees Included
Learn ancient shibori resist dyeing techniques from renowned Arimatsu artisan Hiroshi Murase, chairman of family-owned studio Suzusan. In this unique workshop you will learn to use a variety of traditional techniques and shibori tools to create your own hand dyed textiles masterpieces. The five day workshop will teach you to create the art of shibori using ancient and modern knowledge. You will explore with Mr. Murase how to design patterns, make stencils with and discover your inspiration into a creative process. You will also use modern methods to utilize natural indigo dyeing, including fulling wool substrates, selective degumming of sericin on silk, selective melting-off on metallic fabric and more. Please join us for this unique opportunity, detailed below. Registration includes materials fee for fabric, dyes, and dye equipment.
Visiting Artist: Hiroshi Murase
Hiroshi Murase was born 4th generation into a textile family of shibori-stencil pattern making artisans in the traditional shibori production center of Arimatsu / Narumi. He has been deeply rooted in the art of shibori his whole life, well versed in a wide rage of shibori techniques. An internationally respected artisan and an enterprising designer, he has more than 40 years experience in the textile field. Currently, Murase is the chairman of the acclaimed Suzusan corporation. Having assumed the reins of the family business in 1971, Hiroshi Murase is widely credited for the “Suzusan innovation” due to his passion and experience.
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