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A Summer Garden Event: Sale, Social, and Demonstrations by Artists
July 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
World Shibori Network Foundation Presents
A Time to Honor & Celebrate
Our long-time friend and world-renowned textile artist, Kay Sekimachi,
has been an inspiration to us all!
Plus a Sale, Social, Silent Auction, and Potluck
Open to the Public
Sign up for Talks & Demos by International Artists
Sunday, July 16, 2023
10:00 – 16:00 PST
Slow Fiber Studios Annex & Garden
1825 8th St, Berkeley, CA
Celebrate Summer and monozukuri, Making of Things! Come join us at our Slow Fiber Studios Annex and Garden in Berkeley, CA. Let’s meet up over hand-crafting, great company, and delicious food.
Enjoy a rare opportunity to meet three masters of their craft
–A truly international ensemble of artists.
Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Master Arashi Shibori Artist, USA
Asif Shaikh, Master Embroiderer from Ahmedabad, India
Mayumi Fujio, Master Botanical Printer, and Dyer, Japan and USA
Registration is required for the Talk & Demos.
Sliding Scale: $30 / $50 / $100
Choose the talks you’d like to attend by clicking on the link during check out. Space is limited for each talk, so please only register for the talks you wish to attend.
There are 25 spaces for each Talk & Demo. First come, first serve!
Featuring exquisite handmade Japanese textiles from Nina Hamburg collection and wood objects from Gyongy Laky’s collection
10:00 – 15:00
Winners of the Silent Auction will be announced at 15:30.
Anyone who has items to donate to the Silent Auction, please contact us at
info(at)shibori.org with the item description, approximate size, snapshot, and suggested price.
Talks & Demos
Ana Lisa Hedstrom: Arashi, Simple & Sophisticated, 10:30 – 11:00
Asif Shaikh: Beetle Wing Embroidery, 11:30 – 12:00
Mayumi Fujio: Botanical Printing with Seasonal Plants, 13:15 – 14:00
Indigo Vat Making: 14:30 – 15:00
-Featuring Yoshiko Wada who will revive & strengthen 2 x 30 gallon indigo vats for Ana Lisa’s Workshop on Mon/Tues per Michel Garcia’s methods. These vats are ~four years-old and have been dormant for about two years.
Potluck Reception & Refreshments
10:00 – 15:00
Trunk Show & Sales
12:00 – 16:00
Sales Tables are still available for local artists, collectors, & businesses. Registration is free. WSN Foundation would appreciate 10-20% of your sales proceeds as a tax-deductible donation. Please email with inquiries: info(at)shibori.org.
Registration is required for the Free Sales Tables.
Please set up your table between 9-10 am.
Ana Lisa Hedstrom is known for her signature textiles based on contemporary adaptations of Shibori. Her approach creates a conversation between East and West and traditional and contemporary. Her textiles are included in the collections of major museums, including the Cooper Hewitt Museum, the De Young Museum, and more. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally.
Asif Shaikh, an Ahmedabad-based textile and fashion specialist, has been dedicated to the rich tradition of embroideries in India since a young age. He is co-founder of the Craft Design Society Art Foundation (CDS Art Foundation) and its one-of-a-kind fashion show in India, Walking Hand-in-Hand, with focus on co-design with artisans. His aim is to bring beautiful, handcrafted Indian textiles to the world’s stage, and to show the vital role of the artisan in contemporary fashion creation. Instagram: @asifembroidery
Mayumi Fujio. All the plants she uses are ethically harvested from the SF Bay Area and her art pieces are sold at the Asian Art Museum in SF, Seattle Asian Art Museum, and other prestigious art fairs around the Bay Area. In 2022 she received “the artist of the year” award at the prestigious Mill Valley Art Festival.
All funds generated from this and other WSNF programs allow WSNF to continue its educational and culturally enriching programs for the public.