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.

Conversations with Cloth Bridges Regional Terminology & Geographies in India, Indonesia to China

By Eva-Maria Spampinato (Reposted blog she wrote for Surface Design Association, on 21 April, 2021) On Earth Day, Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada and Ana Lisa Hedstrom, hosted the third episode of Slow … Continue reading

8 June 2021 · Leave a comment

Conversations with Cloth: Shibori in Africa

By Eva-Maria Spampinato (Reposted blog she wrote for Surface Design Association, on 21 April, 2021) Stepping out of their comfort zone and experiences with Japanese shibori, Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada and Ana … Continue reading

8 June 2021 · Leave a comment

Conversations with Cloth: Shibori Connecting the World

By Eva-Maria Spampinato (Reposted blog she wrote for Surface Design Association, on 10 March, 2021) Slow Fiber Studios is returning with Conversations with Cloth online program, Series TWO. Connecting Japanese shibori … Continue reading

8 June 2021 · Leave a comment

Transmission of Knowledge: Colors

Ciao!! My name is Eva-Maria Spampinato. I am long overdue to introduce myself to you all. Over two years ago, I joined the World Shibori Network (WSN) and the affiliate … Continue reading

26 January 2021 · Leave a comment

Conversations with Cloth: Kikai-Sekka Shibori, Arimatsu to Africa with Ana Lisa Hedstrom and Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada

By Eva-Maria Spampinato (Reposted blog she wrote for Surface Design Association, on 20 January, 2021) Episode 4, Exporting Shibori from Arimatsu to Africa, Machine Sewn-Resist and Complex Substrate, was the … Continue reading

21 January 2021 · Leave a comment

Ana Lisa Hedstrom and Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada Continue Conversations with Cloth: Itajime Shibori

By Eva-Maria (Reposted blog she wrote for Surface Design Association, 8 January, 2021) This month, Conversations with Cloth, debuted Episode 3: Itajime Shibori/Clamp-Resist, hosted by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada and Ana Lisa … Continue reading

19 January 2021 · Leave a comment

Ana Lisa Hedstrom and Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada Traverse History and the World, talking about Shibori

By Eva-Maria (Reposted blog she wrote for Surface Design Association, 9 December, 2020) Slow Fiber Studios in Berkeley, California continues their mission bridging our interconnected conversations with the needle, thread, … Continue reading

19 January 2021 · Leave a comment

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™, NaturalDyeWorkshop.com and shop.slowfiberstudios.com. I’m a … Continue reading

17 January 2020 · Leave a comment