World Shibori Network

Celebrating the visual languages of PEOPLE, COMMUNITY, CULTURE, and ENVIRONMENT through the global practice of resist-dye traditions and innovations, keeping in mind authenticity, reciprocity, and networking.

Eric’s Expanding Toolset: Hand Stitching & Skeins

I first began experimenting with textiles and sewing in my last year of college. Until then the only things I had ever sewn were pre-made patches on the knees of … Continue reading

2 August 2020 · Leave a comment

Eric’s Expanding Toolset: Thimble Pad Making

Two small scraps of fabric, thick cardboard, a coin, and sewing materials are all it takes to create your own personalized thimble pad. I first saw this type of thimble … Continue reading

17 July 2020 · Leave a comment

Looking back at the WSN Mt. Koya Tour from the perspective of a tour participant

Amy Katoh of Blue & White Tokyo attended the Shibori Community Exhibition and WSN’s Shibori Mini Exhibition at Mt. Koya in November 2019. The WSN Mt. Koya tour was the … Continue reading

6 March 2020 · Leave a comment

Recap of Artist Talk Event with Yoshiko Jinzenji & Gao Yu in January

On January 19th, Slow Fiber Studios hosted artist talks with Yoshiko Jinzenji and our intern from Beijing, Gao Yu. We had a great turnout, thank you to everyone who came … Continue reading

7 February 2020 · Leave a comment

Visiting Yoshiko Jinzenji’s Studio in Hiei Daira, Japan

Hello! My name is Eric. I’m the newest staff member at the World Shibori Network in Berkeley, CA, which is affiliated with Slow Fiber Studios™, and I’m a … Continue reading

17 January 2020 · Leave a comment

Slow Fiber Studios India Program

As a visitor to a foreign country, how do you overcome the inability to see a place from more than one perspective? At Slow Fiber Studios, we aim to answer … Continue reading

20 March 2017 · Leave a comment

10iss in Review

  The 10th International Shibori Symposium (10iss) was a highly rewarding event characterized by its setting in beautiful Oaxaca, Mexico, and people’s collective efforts to further the preservation and sustainability … Continue reading

3 March 2017 · Leave a comment

Textiles in India: Slow Fiber Studios 2017

Experience India with us this March, through textiles, landscapes and cultures. February 17 – March 7, 2017 | 18 days and 18 nights New Delhi – Jaipur – Ahmedabad – … Continue reading

4 January 2017 · Leave a comment

10iss Exhibition Catalog Pre-Sale

We are happy to announce that our 190 page official 10iss Exhibitions Catalog is now available for purchase. The catalog contains a foreword by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, and full color … Continue reading

8 December 2016 · Leave a comment

WSN Member Stories :: Murex Purple by Sheri McNerthney

WSN member Sheri McNerthney ‘s love of purple and ancient traditions, led to a journey across the world to Tel Dor in Israel. She wrote to us recently, to share her experiences and … Continue reading

14 October 2016 · 1 Comment

Events :: Cochineal lecture and demonstration with Yoshiko Wada, Berkeley

Textile scholar, author and President of WSN, Ms. Yoshiko I. Wada is back with the cochineal lecture and  demonstration, at the lovely University of California Botanical Garden. Date: October 11, 2016 | … Continue reading

9 October 2016 · Leave a comment

New Workshops at 10iss :: Indian embroidery and tie-aresist dyeing

Master artisans Jabbar Khatri and Asif Shaikh will be joining us in Oaxaca to demonstrate and teach unique Indian tie-resist processes and embroidery techniques. Bandhani: Indian tie-resist dyeing workshop with Jabbar Khatri* Where: Centro … Continue reading

3 October 2016 · Leave a comment