ARASHI and MURA KUMO SHIBORI: Pole-wrap Resist Dyeing—Simple and Sophisticated
July 18 @ 9:30 am - July 19 @ 4:00 pm
2-Day LIVE, Hands-on Workshop, Day 1 of 2
$700 general / $680 members / plus material fees paid directly to instructor (min 5, max 14, plus wait list)
Ana Lisa Hedstrom | Monday & Tuesday, July 18 & 19, 2023 | 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
WSNF’s Slow Fiber Studio Annex, Berkeley, CA
It is a great privilege to have Ana Lisa Hedstrom, one of the world’s renowned Arashi artists, teach a LIVE, hands-on Arashi workshop at the WSNF Slow Fiber Studios for a greater textile community. Make a trip to Berkeley by combining our annual Garden Event on Sunday and another Shibori workshop taught by a master artisan from Arimatsu, Japan. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn from Ana Lisa.
Wrapping fabric around a pole is quick and easy, but many more patterns are possible with a bit of ingenuity. Students will first get a review of the basics. Then Ana Lisa will instruct ways to distort and manipulate the fabric before and after wrapping to create exciting variations. She will also introduce ways to combine stitching and clamping with Arashi.
Ana Lisa considers herself a hybrid dyer–using natural dyes but also utilizing industrial dyes when appropriate. She will demonstrate using thickened fiber reactive dye to paint on Arashi folds. Indigo is always a good choice, and students with an ongoing vat are encouraged to experiment with both ways of dyeing.
Ana Lisa will also take time to share some new experiments: clamping with blocks and carved blocks over Arashi pleated fabric.
A 3-hour recording of Ana Lisa’s instructions from each day will be available to review the class afterward on SlowFiberTV.
BYO lunch. We will have lunch in the studio garden with Ana Lisa. July 17: Optional dinner together.
Artist Bio: Ana Lisa Hedstorm 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. Though Hedstrom’s work is deeply informed by traditional techniques, she often experiments with material, dye color, and stitching patterns. Her textiles are included in the collections of major museums, including the Cooper Hewitt Museum, the Museum of Arts and Design, the Oakland Museum, and the De Young Museum. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally. She has taught and lectured at numerous international Shibori conferences and schools. Her awards include two NEA grants, and she is a fellow of the American Craft Council.