Arimatsu Shibori Artisan Tools – Their Unique Nature and Uses, Day 2 of 2
November 11 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
A Virtual Workshop via Zoom
Hiroshi Murase, Instructor & Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, Instructor & Moderator | 2 Saturdays, October 28 & November 11, 2023 | Each day: 3:00pm – 6:00 pm PST
Join us, to learn foundational Japanese shibori methods! Shibori artisans have “engineered” shibori-specific tools over multiple generations and use them in their craft. Now, you will have the opportunity to work and practice with them. Murase-san will introduce you to the various tools of the Arimatsu shibori craft, demonstrate their uses, and answer questions.
Shibori artisan tools we will use: Tsukidashi Kanoko pin, Miura hook, and Te-kumo shibori hook. Learn the basics during the first class. Explore and expand on the techniques during the week in-between the two workshop days. Murase-san will share many ingenious designs and also encourage students’ creative interpretations and expression.
Workshop Registration Info
Workshop fee: $375 (WSN members $360) covers both July 8 & 15. Register only once! WSNF members: Look for the member’s DISCOUNT CODE on your member’s dashboard. The ZOOM LINK for this workshop will arrive in your EventBrite Registration Confirmation email.
You will also receive instructions on how to purchase the Arimatsu Shibori tools at a 10% discount. An all-inclusive workshop kit will be offered.
After the workshop, go to SFTV to rent a streamed recording of this workshop for 90 days, free of charge, to review the workshop for additional practice! The code for free rental will be emailed to you upon completion of the workshop.
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.
Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada has co-authored, Shibori: The Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing, and is also author of Memory on Cloth: Shibori Now. She is an internationally recognized textile artist, scholar, and curator. She is the founder of World Shibori Network (est. 1992) and Slow Fiber Studio (est. 2008). More