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.

Arimatsu Narumi Shibori: NOW Streaming & Hybrid Workshops

2021 has been a transformative year for the World Shibori Network integrating into the virtual world in pursuit of continuing to unite our cross-cultural international community through conversations of cloth … Continue reading

23 June 2021 · Leave a comment

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