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Conversations with Cloth Series 4: Treasured Felts Episode 4 of 4. JoiRae Collection of Felts: From Boston, Finland, Mongolia, to Central Asia, ending up in a Far Eastern Island Nation

May 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday, May 04, 2023 | 15:00 – 16:15 PST | Japan time 08:00 – 09:15, Friday, May 05

Online: Zoom

Event fee: $25 General, $20 for WSNF members

Members, go to WSNF members dashboard for your Discount Code

After this talk, visit SFTV to access a complimentary recording. Use the coupon code found in the Eventbrite confirmation email. Redeem the coupon anytime within one year. Once redeemed, the recording will be available to you for 3 days.

This series will feature Jorie Johnson–wool and felt specialist, artist, and researcher–from Kyoto, Japan. Jorie has been on the research team for the ancient Japanese Imperial felt rugs that are colorful and intricately patterned and are housed in the Shosoin Repository in Nara, Japan. 
World Shibori Network Foundation brings you the research, stories, knowledge, and tools from artisans and artists around the globe and, specifically, the makers themselves to inform and inspire your creative practices.  So that the art, material knowledge, tools, and methods of people who came before us are not lost. So we may reimagine and build a sustainable future in a continuum for today.

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May 4
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Conversations with Cloth Series 4: Treasured Felts Episode 4 of 4. JoiRae Collection of Felts: From Boston, Finland, Mongolia, to Central Asia, ending up in a Far Eastern Island Nation

Thursday, May 04, 2023 | 15:00 – 16:15 PST | Japan time 08:00 – 09:15, Friday, May 05

Online: Zoom

Event fee: $25 General, $20 for WSNF members

Members, go to WSNF members dashboard for your Discount Code

After this talk, visit SFTV to access a complimentary recording. Use the coupon code found in the Eventbrite confirmation email. Redeem the coupon anytime within one year. Once redeemed, the recording will be available to you for 3 days.

This series will feature Jorie Johnson–wool and felt specialist, artist, and researcher–from Kyoto, Japan. Jorie has been on the research team for the ancient Japanese Imperial felt rugs that are colorful and intricately patterned and are housed in the Shosoin Repository in Nara, Japan. 
World Shibori Network Foundation brings you the research, stories, knowledge, and tools from artisans and artists around the globe and, specifically, the makers themselves to inform and inspire your creative practices.  So that the art, material knowledge, tools, and methods of people who came before us are not lost. So we may reimagine and build a sustainable future in a continuum for today.
May Theme: Jorie Johnson presents JoiRae Textiles’ Felt Work over the years, highlighting series from hats, accessories, and bodywear to interior table and floor coverings, as well as fine art works. Born into a Boston wool merchant’s family, her start came in Finland with a weekend of Scandinavian boot-making in the late 1970s. She continued her research across the continents, from Finland to Mongolia to Central Asia, identifying herself as a “Contemporary No-mad” while primarily living in the city of Kyoto and exhibiting and teaching globally.

Jorie displays a felt wristband she made. The wristband may be worn simply as a fashion statement, for warmth, for protection of an injured wrist, or even used to carry a photo of a loved one!