In addition to offering hands-on collaborative workshop tours, Slow Fiber Studios is committed to education and enrichment through its involvement with the following sustainability projects:
Natural Dye Workshops – unlocking natural dye traditions in the world, dvd series and workshops with Michel Garcia, chemist, botanist, historian, and dyer. Comes with foreign subtitles in FR, IT, SP, JP, EN, and CN.
Arimatsu-Narumi Shibori – celebrating 400 years of Japanese artisan design; documenting traditional Japanese shibori masters and their techniques, dvd series
Miao textile traditions – 3-book series documenting Miao textile techniques and traditions amassed over 20 years of field research by Drs. Torimaru; “Imprints on Cloth”; “One Needle, One Thread”; “Spiritual Fabric” (out of print) All 3 books were translated from Japanese to English by Yoshiko Wada and Nancy Salumbides.
Gambiered Silk (Xiang Yun Sha) in Shun De, Guangdong, China – Read the English translation of an article here on the “lacquered silk” or “mud cloth” tradition in Ming Pao Magazine (sold in our SFS Shop).
Research on Costume and Felt making of the Yi Minority in Liangshan, Sichuan – The book is sold on our SFS Shop, read the table of contents here
Threads of Life – Bali, Indonesia
dosa inc. – Los Angeles, CA, USA
Aranya Naturals – Munnar, India
Un Jardin Conservatoire de Plantes tinctoriales – Lauris, France
Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca – Oaxaca, Mexico – An affiliate and partner of the 10th International Shibori Symposium / November 2016
Museo Textil de Oaxaca – Oaxaca, Mexico – An affiliate and partner of the 10th International Shibori Symposium 2016 / November 2016
Handarbetets Vänner Skola (School of Handcrafts and Atelier) – Stockholm, Sweden