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Tesuji X Makiage Shibori for the Alumni of Murase Shibori Workshops – Day 1

June 18, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Taught by Hiroshi Murase, the master Arimatsu Shibori Artisan in Japan.
Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada will moderate and translate the workshop while in England.

Tesuji Shibori involves hand-pleating, and the Arimatsu artisans have been ingenious in innovating a variety of ways to create dynamic designs on cotton yukata, kimono, and tenugui. Previous Workshop Info

Makiage Shibori involves stitching the outline of patterns (Nui-shibori), gathering the thread, and protecting the area with tight spiral binding to create the crackled textured ground. Previous Workshop Info

This new combination shibori techniques workshop is only open to shibori alumni who have previously studied with Murase-san and are interested in developing their own creative designs and skills. In 2022, Murase-san focuses his teaching on the shibori practitioners who wish to continue to hone their skills and explore creative possibilities by focusing on combinations of two techniques from Arimatsu. In Combo Shibori 1, students will combine Tesuji (pleated-resist) and Makiage (stitched and bound-resist) and their permutations.

Murase-san will discuss the adaptation and exploration of techniques in the first session and answer any questions or offer technical clarifications as you may need. You will have an opportunity to share your experiments and samples in the second session. You will learn artisans’ methods of making and using tools that will heighten your ability to create your own hand-dyed textile masterpieces. Yoshiko I. Wada will moderate, bridging the gap between East and West and traditional and contemporary use of techniques, materials, and processes.

The workshop will take place on two Saturdays, 3 hours each on 18 and 25 June 2022 with a week in between to explore and develop your own work. Our international workshops are taught virtually and will be streamed through Zoom Webinar. A small group of fully vaccinated participants will be welcomed at the SFS Annex in Berkeley with indigo vats for their use. The Annex will have a large monitor as well as a staff with a camera capturing participants’ work to show to the instructor.

Workshop Registration Info

The registration is ONLY open for the alumni of Murase shibori workshops at Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA) and Slow Fiber Studios (SFS), if you did not receive a registration link, please email staff[at]yoshikowada.com

Workshop fee: $375 (WSN members $360).

Recordings from both classes viewable for two months. Additionally, you will receive Live & UNCUT recordings of 2021 Tesuji and Makiage workshops to review.

Tools you will need:

For Tesuji: A stainless steel shibori stand and/or a tesuji stand (or make your own with a PVC-pipe), shibori binding thread on a cone, and a long (medium diameter) wooden dowel. Remember to have a C-clamp to secure the shibori stand or PVC-pipe tesuji stand to a table. 

For Makiage: A stainless steel shibori stand, shibori stitching thread on a skein, a round wooden bobbin, needles, a thread snipper or small scissors, and a palm thimble pad if you have one. Remember to have a C-clamp to secure the shibori stand to a table. 

To purchase some of these items, go to the SFS online shop, use DISCOUNT CODES that you will receive on your Evenbrite REGISTRATION RECEIPT.

Recordings from both sessions and all documents and PowerPoint presentations will be shared with all students in different time zones. During the week between the two sessions, you will be given assignments, and you may ask questions by emailing staff[at]yoshikowada.com with a subject line “Question for the Combo Shibori 1″ or by posting your questions on Shibori_Indigo Facebook Group.


June 18, 2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Slow Fiber Studios Berkeley
Berkeley, CA United States + Google Map