Welcome to World Shibori Network Foundation

Our Work at World Shibori Network Foundation (WSNF)

is to preserve and revitalize Japanese shibori and other heritage textile techniques across the globe through education and community engagement.

We present our workshops and events at Slow Fiber Studios (SFS).

Our work at World Shibori Network (WSN) is to preserve and revitalize Japanese shibori and other heritage textile techniques across the globe through education and community engagement.

We present our workshops and events at Slow Fiber Studios (SFS).

Blog

BLOG POST, 5-18-23

Arashi-making in Arimatsu, Japan

Japan Tour 1 participants have completed their 5-day Arashi workshop with Arashi Shibori artist Kaei Hayakawa. 

Enjoy Upcoming Programs

Treasured Times and Places: An Insider's Tour of Ancient and Modern Mexico

Led by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada and Matko Tomicic

Space is limited. Registration Now Open!  

Travel for Workshops: Japan

May – June 2024

Join us for one, two, or all three tours!

Japan Tour 1

8 days and 7 nights. Arashi Shibori and Ai workshop with Kaei Hayakawa, the last practicing Arashi Shibori artist in Japan. 

Japan Tour 2

13 days and 12 nights. Boro, Sashiko, & Mending with Yoshiko Wada & Tomi Matusba; Botanical Printing with Mayumi Fujio; Shibori & Indigo with Hiroko Ando.

Japan Tour 3

6 days and 5 nights. Japanese Natural Dyes & Rice Paste Resist Workshop with Dr. Kazuki Yamazaki; off-loom fiber construction with Hisako Sekijima.

World Shibori Network Foundation Forum #2

Held LIVE on Sunday, June 11, 2023
Arimatsu, Japan: 17:00 – 18:30 JST

A generation of younger designers, makers, and artisans were invited to speak using a specific format: A 12 frames X 20 sec PowerPoint presentation.

 

Past Workshops

Shibori and Indigo Workshop alumni, be sure to join our Facebook group, SFS Hybrid WKSP: Indigo Shibori. Share your work with fellow students, Murase-san, and Yoshiko I. Wada.

Recordings of most past WSNF | SFS workshops are available to stream on our SlowFiberTV.

Report: The Hagi Shibori Art Tapestry Exhibition

Photo Credit: Benjamin Mah 

Presented by The Shibori Community in Cooperation with WSNF

Friday, October 27 - Wednesday, November 1, 2023, Historical Buildings, Yūbi-kan and Meirin-kan, Hagi, Japan. 

Stream to Learn

Rent LIVE UNCUT Shibori Workshops by Hiroshi Murase

Rent LIVE UNCUT Indigo Workshops by Michel Garcia

Rent CONVERSATIONS with CLOTH Series 4

Gather Supplies

Support our work
engage in our programs

Become a WSN Member today! 

Your donations make scholarships and events possible.