INDIGO ALCHEMY: Extract Fresh Indigo Pigment, Make Your Own Watercolor Paint, Dye Vat, Maya Blue Pigment, Blue Paper, and Indigo Wool Fleece for Felt (Saturday 2)

Slow Fiber Studios Berkeley Berkeley

Michel will introduce a revolutionary method of extracting indigo pigment in the form of fresh paste from powdered dried leaves of Indigofera plants. This method can be used in your home studio without having access to a field of indigo plants at their time of harvest.  Michel will demonstrate the advantages of this fresh pigment … Continue reading

Stencil and Aobana Ink Making and Marking the Cloth for Shibori

Slow Fiber Studios Berkeley Berkeley

Hiroshi Murase, Master Arimatsu Shibori Artisan. | Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada will moderate and translate the workshop. Saturday 20 November 2021 | 15:00 – 18:00 PST / 7:00 – 10:00 JST (next day) ZOOM Webinar | Slow Fiber Studios ANNEX | 1825 8th St. Berkeley, CA “Aobana” (blue flower) is a traditionally used fugitive ink that … Continue reading

Reflection, Appreciation, and Embracing Opportunity – Talks by Hiroyuki Murase & Kaoli Mashio

Slow Fiber Studios Berkeley Berkeley

'Portrait of a Wave', 2014-15. Kaoli Mashio   TALKS by HIROYUKI MURASE & KAOLI MASHIO 10:00-11:30 PST /  $35 Contribution / $25 WSN members will receive a $10 discount code by email. IN-PERSON at Berkeley Annex (limited number of fully vaccinated people), or ON-WEBINAR A RECORDING will be sent to all participants within a week. … Continue reading

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Conversations Series 3, Episode 1 ‘Japanese Boro: Etymology and Material Reality, the Beginning of Yoshiko’s PhD journey in England’

Zoom Event

January 27, 2022 Thursday | 10:00-11:00 PST Episode 1 - Japanese Boro: Etymology and Material Reality, the Beginning of Yoshiko’s PhD journey in England | Q&A Yoshiko will expand the dimensions of her essay in the catalog for the Boro–The Art of Necessity exhibition. Over the course of history, before the term “boro” became established, … Continue reading

Conversations Series 3, Episode 3 ‘Japanese Stitchery Now: Story of Sashiko in Sweden by Takao Momiyama’

Zoom Event

Yoshiko I. Wada will be facilitating the conversation from Leicester, England with Takao Momiyama from Simrishamn, Skåne County, Sweden. Momi-san is an artist and sashiko and boro practitioner whose work appeared in Boro - The Art of Necessity, a recent exhibition by The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, National Museum of World Culture, Stockholm, Sweden. What … Continue reading

Conversations Series 3, Episode 4 ‘Japanese Stitchery Now: Story of Sashiko Today with speaker Atsushi Futatsuya’

Zoom Event

In Atsushi's words, "Sashiko is more than just 'technique:' While teaching Sashiko in English, sharing stories about Sashiko on SNS, I realize that the Sashiko introduced in English is NOT wrong, but insufficient. In fact, they are missing the most delicious part of the essence of Sashiko. With sharing stories about the Sashiko we practice, … Continue reading

Slow Fiber Studios 2nd Annual Garden Sale

Slow Fiber Studios Berkeley Berkeley

Thursday, MARCH 31, 2022 10:00-17:00 Slow Fiber Studios Annex 1825 8th Street, Berkeley, CA We invite you to join us at our studio and garden to celebrate Spring and to awaken your creative spirit. Let's unmask our smiles to share food and our love for hand-crafting. Enjoy a LIVE event via Zoom: our next CwC … Continue reading

Weaver Artist, Virginija Stigaite from Vilnius, Lithuania – Conversation, EXHIBIT & SALE

Slow Fiber Studios Berkeley Berkeley

Slow Fiber Studios Annex, 1825 8th Street, Berkeley, CA Thursday, March 31, 2022 TALK 12:00-13:00 PST EXHIBIT & SALE 11:30-17:00 PST Meet weaver artistst, Virginia Stigaite from Vilinus, LIthuania at our 2nd Annual Garden Sale.  She will make a presentation and offer her woven works for sale. A WSN member will match dollar for dollar … Continue reading

Conversations Series 3, Episode 6 ‘Chinese Stitchery Story: Tracing Textile Technology to Its Origins & Miao Embroidery by Tomoko Torimaru’

Join Slow Fiber Studios for a talk by Tomoko Torimaru, textile scholar and author of, One Needle, One Thread: Miao (Hmong) Embroidery and Fabric Piecework from Guizhou, China (EN). Tomoko Torimaru’s research into the vital human technology of needle and thread takes us back to what she believes must be up to 100,000 years in … Continue reading