Kanoko, Tsukidashi and Rasen 2-Day Shibori Workshop (Saturday 2)

Slow Fiber Studios Berkeley Berkeley

This workshop session covers the historical and cultural background of Arimatsu Kanoko shibori techniques, Yokobiki Kanoko, Tsukidashi Kanoko, Rasen shibori and their variations. Adaptation and exploration of techniques will be covered in the second session, along with sharing your experiments and samples. Murase-san will demonstrate artisan’s methods of handling traditional tools to help you heighten … Continue reading

Natural Indigo Dye Extraction & Using Fresh Dye Paste at Home with Michel Garcia 2-Day Workshop (Saturday 1 of 2)

Slow Fiber Studios Berkeley Berkeley

  Learn a revolutionary new method of extracting indigo pigment from dried leaves of Indigofera plants. You can use this easy method in your home studio. No need for access to a field of indigo plants at their time of harvest. Michel will demonstrate the advantages of this fresh dye paste to expand your art … Continue reading

Natural Indigo Dye Extraction & Using Fresh Dye Paste at Home with Michel Garcia 2-Day Workshop (Saturday 2)

Slow Fiber Studios Berkeley Berkeley

Learn a revolutionary new method of extracting indigo pigment from dried leaves of Indigofera plants. You can use this easy method in your home studio. No need for access to a field of indigo plants at their time of harvest. Michel will demonstrate the advantages of this fresh dye paste to expand your art practice. … Continue reading

Tesuji (pleated-resist), Yanagi, Hinode 2-Day Shibori Workshop (Saturday 1)

Slow Fiber Studios Berkeley Berkeley

  Tesuji involves hand-pleating, and the Arimatsu artisans have been ingenious in innovating a variety of ways to create dynamic designs on cotton yukata and kimono. You will be introduced to the history and culture of Arimatsu Tesuji (pleated-resist) and traditional processes and their variations, including Yoroidan (armor stripes), Yanagi (willow), Shinire (rope core), and … Continue reading

Tesuji (pleated-resist), Yanagi, Hinode 2-Day Shibori Workshop (Saturday 2)

Slow Fiber Studios Berkeley Berkeley

Saturdays, 21 & 28 August, 2021 | 15:00 – 18:00 PST / Next day 7:00 – 10:00 Arimtasu, Japan ZOOM Webinar | Slow Fiber Studios ANNEX | 1825 8th St. Berkeley, CA for fully vaccinated students. Tesuji involves hand-pleating, and the Arimatsu artisans have been ingenious in innovating a variety of ways to create dynamic … Continue reading

INDIGO: Persicaria Tinctoria, Dried Leaves for Dye Vat, Fresh Leaves Extraction, Compost (sukumo) for Quick Vat with Michel Garcia 2-Day Workshop (Saturday 1 of 2)

This workshop is for those who love Persicaria tinctoria and for many who grow them. Michel will explore this indigo plant demonstrating a rare method using dried leaves of persicaria to start a dye vat. In addition, he will cover how to obtain indigo pigment/dye from fresh persicaria leaves by water extraction method, and how … Continue reading

INDIGO: Persicaria Tinctoria, Dried Leaves, Fresh Leaves, and Compost (sukumo)with Michel Garcia 2-Day Workshop (Saturday 2)

This workshop is for those who love Persicaria tinctoria and for many who grow them. Michel will explore this indigo plant demonstrating a rare method using dried leaves of persicaria to start a dye vat. In addition, he will cover how to obtain indigo pigment/dye from fresh persicaria leaves by water extraction method, and how … Continue reading

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