SFS tours offers cultural and collaborative workshop programs developed with traditional artisan communities and small to medium-sized studios and factories. Our tours are held in specifically chosen regions of the world where textile and traditional culture runs deep. By design, SFS tours penetrate conventional tourism. Groups are small for a better learning experience and enables participants to engage with local communities. The programs are led by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada personally and seminars and workshops during the tour are led by her colleagues, friends, and WSN members.
Due to high popularity, SFS Tours are open only to current WSN members. Join WSN
Slow Fiber Studios’ 2018 program is being planned in conjunction with the 11th International Shibori Symposium (11 ISS) in Japan, June – July 2018.
11 ISS spans three regions of Japan, connecting the contemporary art and fashion hub of Tōkyō, traditional shibori and design centers in Nagoya, and rural folk traditions in Yamagata and Yonezawa. The symposium explores their shared legacies of craft and local industry: 紅花・藍・絞 – Safflower, Indigo, Shibori.
February – March 2019
6th India Study Tour Textiles + Art + Architecture
Ahmedabad → Kutch → Kochi → Munnar → Pollachi
Kochi-Muziris Biennale & Natural Dye International Forum
Led by Yoshiko I. Wada
Deposits open soon