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.

Yoshiko Wada honored with the 2016 George Hewitt Myers Award

In November 2016, The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum will present WSN President Yoshiko I. Wada with the George Hewitt Myers Award in recognition of her lifetime achievements in advancing … Continue reading

28 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Event :: Growing Color – Natural Dyes from Plants

Growing Color – Natural Dyes from Plants Symposium will be hosted by The North Carolina Arboretum in conjunction with Local Cloth with the purpose of bringing awareness about issues and opportunities in … Continue reading

15 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Workshops :: Handmade Paper Studios in Oaxaca, Mexico

10iss is happy to spotlight traditional Oaxacan studios that give you a chance to delve into craft of  paper making and binding. Taller Arte Papel Vista Hermosa (TAPVH) at CASA This artisanal … Continue reading

12 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Workshop Wrap Up :: 2D to 3 D – Shibori and Sublimation Printing

At the Slow Fiber Studio workshop held over the last weekend, students had the unique opportunity to try several transformative techniques that combine shibori and sublimation printing. Dye-sublimation printing is a process … Continue reading

2 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Exhibition:: Somé: Dyeing the Australian environment

Major Mitchells Cockatoos (2012) The Japan Foundation, Sydney presents a synthesis of Australian and Japanese culture in an exhibition by Canberra-based textile artist Melinda Heal. Titled Somé: Dyeing the Australian … Continue reading

5 August 2016 · 2 Comments

Bamboo Splitting & Higo Making with Jiro Yonezawa

Watch as our July 2016 artist-in-residence Jiro Yonezawa takes us through a step-by-step process of preparing strips of bamboo for weaving. The strips, known as higo, are the product of a … Continue reading

3 August 2016 · Leave a comment

Travels in textiles: Indigenous craft in Costa Rica

This year for the 10iss in Oaxaca, Mexico, the International Shibori Symposium is partnering with our friends at Bushika Adventures to offer a unique opportunity to learn and create side … Continue reading

27 July 2016 · Leave a comment

Slow Fiber Studios + Hipcamp

Early morning in the Berkeley Hills, Yoshiko Wada began preparing numerous indigo vats and fructose pots in preparation for the exciting weekend ahead. The scent of indigofera tinctoria filled the … Continue reading

8 July 2016 · Leave a comment

Exhibition :: Forward Folding by Kate Barber

WSN Member Kate Barber opens her first solo exhibition “Forward Folding” in Providence, RI. Where: AS220 Reading Room, 93 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI When: July 5 to July 30, 2016 | Opening … Continue reading

16 June 2016 · Leave a comment

Cave Temples of Dunhuang at the Getty Museum

In 2014, participants of the 9th International Shibori Symposium had the rare experience of visiting some of the most well preserved and oldest cave paintings in the world, the Dunhuang … Continue reading

15 June 2016 · Leave a comment

Work with us: Part Time Accountant Position

Hello again Bay Area! We are now looking for a part time accountant living locally to join our small and hard working team. This candidate will assist the World Shibori Network … Continue reading

9 June 2016 · Leave a comment

Workshop :: Shibori and Indigo – A Perfect Union, by Carol Anne Grotrian

WSN Member and shibori artist extraordinaire Carol Anne Grotrian is offering a chance to explore the world of indigo and shibori, this summer at Prochemical & Dye, MA.Workshop: Shibori and Indigo   Date:   … Continue reading

21 May 2016 · Leave a comment