World Shibori Network

Celebrating the visual languages of PEOPLE, COMMUNITY, CULTURE, and ENVIRONMENT through the global practice of resist-dye traditions and innovations

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

August 5, 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

August 3, 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

July 27, 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

July 8, 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

June 16, 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

June 15, 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

June 9, 2016 · Leave a comment