Hybrid Workshops

Slow Fiber Studios is offering Hybrid Workshops
by Master artisans around the globe:

Are you a serious beginner or experienced dyer? Interested to learn textile techniques and/or deepen your conceptual/creative foundations with historical and cultural understanding? Will you enjoy sharing your work for communal critiques and suggestions, and exchange with others for inspiration?

Our international workshops are taught virtually by master artisans on topics such as shibori and natural dyeing 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.

Hybrid workshops have a max 20 people on Zoom webinar along with the studio experience hosted by Yoshiko for max 6 people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the workshop at the SFS Annex in Berkeley.

REGISTRATION & TICKET PRICES will be announced on 15 Februrary 2021.

*World Shibori Network members will receive registration details 3 days before public announcement.


April 2021

Natural Indigo Vat in Your Home –  NEW MAY & JUNE DATES! 

(1) Michel Garcia, France –  SOLD OUT
Saturdays, 10 & 17, April 2021 | 9:00 – 12:00 PST / 18:00 – 21:00 France
ZOOM Webinar | Slow Fiber Studios ANNEX | 1825 8th St. Berkeley, CA


(2)
Saturdays, 1 & 10, May, 2021 | 9:00 – 12:00 PST / 18:00 – 21:00 France 

ZOOM Webinar | Slow Fiber Studios ANNEX | 1825 8th St. Berkeley, CA

(3) Saturdays, 5 & 12, June, 2021 | 9:00 – 12:00 PST / 18:00 – 21:00 France
ZOOM Webinar | Slow Fiber Studios ANNEX | 1825 8th St. Berkeley, CA

*Registration Opens 15 March 2021 (Note: WSN members will receive priority registration notice 6 days before the public.)

Waitlist button below.

Michel will provide a complete manual on how to maintain an organic indigo vat that is safe to make and use at home. You will have step-by-step instruction as well as recordings from the class to guide your practice at home. 

Enjoy your own dye vat to color your home projects with a dip in an organic indigo dye. It would be handy to dye your samples if you are taking the upcoming shibori workshops.

Join our Waitlist to receive a priority registration email 3 days before the public, by clicking the button below.

REGISTER

Registration & Cancellation Policy


May 2021

Kumo Shibori: Foundation and Adaptations

Hiroshi Murase, Japan
Master Arimatsu Shibori Artisan
Saturdays, 22 & 29, May 2021  | 15:00 – 18:00 PST / 8:00 – 11:00 Japan (next day)

ZOOM Webinar | Slow Fiber Studios ANNEX | 1825 8th St. Berkeley, CA

*Registration Opens: 15 March 2021

The workshop covers the historical and cultural background of kumo shibori developed in Arimatsu. The technical foundation will be covered in the first session and in the second session, adaptation and exploration of the techniques into your own creations. Special materials used by SUZUSAN such as cashmere and baby wool sweaters and shawls can be pre-ordered for your projects.


June 2021

Miura Shibori, Hako-zome (box-dyeing), O’kkochi-zome (dip-dyeing): Foundation and Adaptations

Hiroshi Murase, Japan
Master Arimatsu Shibori Artisan
Saturdays, 19 & 26, June 2021  | 15:00 – 18:00 PST / 8:00 – 11:00 Japan (next day) 

ZOOM Webinar | Slow Fiber Studios ANNEX | 1825 8th St. Berkeley, CA

*Registration Opens: 15 March 2021

The workshop covers the historical and cultural background of kumo shibori developed in Arimatsu. The technical foundation will be covered in the first session and in the second session, adaptation and exploration of the techniques into your own creations. Special materials used by SUZUSAN such as cashmere and baby wool sweaters and shawls can be pre-ordered for your projects.


July 2021

Kanoko Shibori, and Variations: Yokobiki, Hitome, Tsukidashi, and Meyui 

Hiroshi Murase, Japan
Master Arimatsu Shibori Artisan
Saturdays, 24 & 31, July 2021  | 15:00 – 18:00 PST / 8:00 – 11:00 Japan (next day) 

ZOOM Webinar | Slow Fiber Studios ANNEX | 1825 8th St. Berkeley, CA

*Registration Opens: 15 March 2021

The workshop covers the historical and cultural background of kumo shibori developed in Arimatsu. The technical foundation will be covered in the first session and in the second session, adaptation and exploration of the techniques into your own creations. Special materials used by SUZUSAN such as cashmere and baby wool sweaters and shawls can be pre-ordered for your projects.

Bandhani and Laharia

Jabbar Khatri, India
Master Bandhani Artisan (India Shibori)
Saturday & Sunday, 3 – 4, July 2021  | 10:00-13:00 (PST) plus Trunk Show until 5pm – *Date to be confirmed.

Slow Fiber Studios ANNEX | 1825 8th St. Berkeley, and ZOOM Webinar 

The workshop will be followed by a potluck lunch and trunk show.

* Stay tuned for further details!