Arimatsu Shibori Artisan Tools – Their Unique Nature and Uses 2-Day LIVE, Hands-on Workshop, Day 1 of 2
July 8 @ 9:30 am - July 9 @ 4:00 pm
$700 general / $680 members / plus material fees paid directly to instructor (min 5, max 14, plus wait list)
Hiroshi Murase & Yoshiko I. Wada | Saturday & Sunday, July 8 & 9, 2023 | 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
WSNF’s Slow Fiber Studio Annex, Berkeley, CA
Hiroshi Murase, World Shibori Network Foundation’s master shibori artisan, will be traveling to Berkeley this July to enjoy a respite from Arimatsu, Japan’s hot, humid summer and to meet and work with some of his students outside of Japan. Lucky for us! You will have the great privilege and opportunity to meet Murase-san in person and to participate in a series of his LIVE, hands-on July workshops in comfortably cool Berkeley, CA.
Shibori artisans have developed and constructed shibori-specific tools and utilized them in their craft for multiple generations. Now, in this workshop, you will have the opportunity to better understand them, use them, practice with them and ask questions in an intimate setting with shibori master artisan, Hiroshi Murase. Murase-san will introduce you to the various tools of the Arimatsu shibori trade and demonstrate their uses.
Make a “shibori trip” to Berkeley by combining this workshop with Murase-san’s Combo Shibori Workshop and several other World Shibori Network Foundation events: our annual Garden Event and Ana Lisa Hedstrom’s Arashi Shibori Workshop. Jorie Johnson’s felting workshops are also available! (See our Events Calendar for all 2023 summer programming.) Berkeley, CA is “cool” in many other regards: eclectic food, music, beautiful parks, theater performances, etc. Feel free to inquire about all the possibilities by sending an email to info[at]shibori.org
A 3-hour recording of Murase-san’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 each day with Murase-san.
Artist Bio: Hiroshi Murase was born 4th generation into a textile family of shibori-stencil pattern making artisans in the traditional shibori production center of Arimatsu / Narumi. He has been deeply rooted in the art of shibori his whole life and well-versed in a wide range of shibori techniques. An internationally respected artisan and an enterprising designer, he has more than 40 years experience in the textile field. Currently, Murase is the chairman of the acclaimed Suzusan corporation. Having assumed the reins of the family business in 1971, Hiroshi Murase is widely credited for the “Suzusan innovation” due to his passion and experience.