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Slow Fiber Studios 2nd Annual Garden Event

March 31, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday, MARCH 31, 2022


Slow Fiber Studios Annex

1825 8th Street, Berkeley, CA

We invite you to join us at our studio and garden to celebrate Spring and to awaken your creative spirit. Let’s unmask our smiles to share food and our love for hand-crafting. Enjoy a LIVE event via Zoom: our next CwC Stitchery Series speaker, Atsushi Futatsuya, 3rd generation Sashiko artisan and our 2nd Stitch-in Social. We will also have an in-person guest speaker, Virginija Stigaite, a Lithuanian weaver and an exhibit of her work. A WSN member will donate funds to Ukrainian refugees in Lithuania. Discover textile treasures, artwork, books, and curios in our garden market.

(Please protect others and yourself by wearing a mask if unvaccinated)


Japanese Sashiko Talk and Stitch-in Social (CwC3 Episode 4)

by Atsushi Futatsuya in PA, USA. Facilitated by Yoshiko Wada in Leicester, UK.

LIVE via Zoom in SFS Annex

10:00-11:15 PST, 13:00-14:15 EST

Watch this Zoom presentation in person with fellow registrants, SFS staff, and WSN board members. Join the Stitch-in Social for the last 15 min. of this talk to practice Sashiko stitching with others! No formal instructions. Bring cloth, a needle and thread, and a palm thimble if you have one.

Registration Required:

Japanese Stitchery Now: Story of Sashiko in North America

Garden Sale

11:00 – 17:00

Featured Vendors (From Left to Right): Jan Etre, Madalena Lopez, YJ Malladi, Eva Sato, & Ana Lisa Hedstrom

A limited number of tables are available for vendors.

1: Please register using this Google Registration Form,
2: Once confirmed, please pay a $100 donation using the Square payment link. (tax-deductible for 2022)
3’x6′ table & 2 chairs provided. Bring table cloth, display racks, etc. if desired. Your own payment collection system is required.

Any questions? Contact staff@yoshikowada.com

Weaver Artist, Virginija Stigaite from Vilnius, Lithuania

TALK 12:00-13:00 PST

EXHIBIT 11:30-17:00

Stigaite says, “The loom is like a computer to me. I understand the logic of it.” Trained in fashion engineering, Stigaite has been engineering her wearable wovens for the last 10 years using only naturals fibers. She does everything from start to finish: design, make the fabric, and create the final pieces. Her color palette draws inspiration from nature. The prestigious NHK of Japan filmed her in February of this year.



Bring a favorite dish or beverage to share!

Support World Shibori Network & Slow Fiber Studios

If you missed the first three talks from our CwC Stitchery Series, you may purchase recordings of these episodes.


March 31, 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm