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Member News: Lecture by Barbara Shapiro

Barbara Shapiro will be giving a lecture for the Sacramento Weavers Guild on Tuesday, February 23 in the morning. The subject will be Barbara’s experiences with the Slow Fiber Tour to Japan. Barbara will share the results of several shibori workshops that she took as a part of the tour, beautiful imagery of Japan, Japanese shibori and wonderful Japanese food as well as many Japanese textiles to admire.


If you are ever thinking of taking one of Slow Fiber Studio tours or prefer the arm chair version, this is a good way to get into it. If you are in the Sacramento area and would like to attend, please contact  ( for more information.

Barbara’s work has also been selected for the Northern California Surface Design Exhibit at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles . This wonderful exhibit titled Beyond the Surface featuring work by 19 artists and curated by Deborah Corsini is on through February 28.


About Barbara Shapiro

A weaver, dyer and basket maker, Barbara has shared her rich knowledge of historical and ethnic textiles and her broad technical experience at SF State University and around the U.S. Barbara’s dyed handwoven wall pieces and plaited or coiled baskets are exhibited internationally. Indigo dyeing is her specialty. Her artwork and writings on textile subjects are frequently published. She is a past board member of the Textile Society of America and the San Francisco Fine Arts Museums’ Textile Arts Council.

Photo courtesy: Barbara Shapiro

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