Hiroshi Murase

August  2019


Shibori A to Z: Learn from a Master
Hiroshi Murase, Master Shibori Artisan from Arimatsu, Japan
Monday – Thursday, 19 – 2 August 2019 | 9:30 – 16:30
Slow Fiber Studios ANNEX | 1825 8th St. Berkeley, CA
$850 | Material Fees Included

Pre-Workshop Talk & Trunk Show – Free & Open to Public
10:00-16:00, Sunday 18 August 2019|Slow Fiber Studios Annex.
Potluck Lunch 12:00 – 13:00

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Learn ancient shibori resist dyeing techniques from renowned Arimatsu artisan Hiroshi Murase, chairman of the 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 textile masterpieces. This four-day workshop will teach you the art of shibori, drawing from ancient and modern knowledge. You will explore with Mr. Murase how to design patterns, make stencils, and develop your inspiration into a creative process. You will have opportunities to use modern methods for natural indigo dyeing, such as fulling wool substrates, selective degumming of sericin on silk, selective melting-off on metallic fabric, and more. Yoshiko I. Wada, author of definitive books on shibori, will assist Mr. Murase during the workshop with Japanese translation and making the indigo vat. Please join us for this unique opportunity, detailed below.

Registration includes materials fee for fabric, dyes, and use of shibori tools and dye equipment.

Visiting Artist: Hiroshi Murase

MurasePortraitHiroshi 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.


Space is limited. To complete registration to guarantee your place, click both buttons below to make a Payment & fill out the Registration Form.
Also, fill out, sign & return the Participation Agreement, Assumption of Risk Form to staff@yoshikowada.com or mail back to Slow Fiber Studios.