World Shibori Network

Celebrating the visual languages of PEOPLE, COMMUNITY, CULTURE, and ENVIRONMENT through the global practice of resist-dye traditions and innovations

Yang Ben: From China to Sweden

WSN President Yoshiko I. Wada, currently touring in Sweden, shares an interesting story on the exchange of folk art across the globe. A yang ben 样本 is a handmade book consisting of folded … Continue reading

December 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Call for Entry: WSN Member News 2016

The new year is fast approaching. WSN invites current members to share details about their upcoming event, talk, exhibition, workshop, classes for 2016.   Simply send an email with the subject line ” 2016 … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

SFS Shop: Cochineal and Choshi

We are pleased offer natural cochineal procured from Oaxaca, Mexico through Slow Fiber Studios Shop. Cochineal has been used historically in the Americas for centuries and some of it’s earliest … Continue reading

November 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Member News: Fall 2015

It’s time for our fall Member News update highlighting shibori-related news from across the world. Click the  image below to read the full newsletter. Not a member? Join now  and list your news in our … Continue reading

November 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Exhibition: Indigo, Patches and Weaving by Peggy Osterkamp, Tiburon, California

WSN member Peggy Osterkamp showcases her recent work in Tiburon, California. Where: Belvedere Tiburon Library When: Nov 3 –  Dec 4, 2015 Timing: Open during library hours Contact: 415.789.2665 | 1501 Tiburon … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dr.Tomoko Torimaru and Tibetan Tablet Weaving

Dr. Tomoko Torimaru’s fascination with Chinese culture led her to complete her bachelor’s degree mastering the Chinese language. Soon after she focused her attention onto textiles and spent over a decade … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

SFS Shop: The Barefoot Designer: A handbook by Carla Fernandez

We are happy to have in stock – The Barefoot Designer: A Handbook by Carla Fernandez. In this book, Carla explores the traditions and techniques of indigenous Mexican artisans and how … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment