World Shibori Network

Celebrating the visual languages of PEOPLE, COMMUNITY, CULTURE, and ENVIRONMENT through the global practice of resist-dye traditions and innovations, keeping in mind authenticity, reciprocity, and networking.

10iss Exhibition Catalog Pre-Sale

We are happy to announce that our 190 page official 10iss Exhibitions Catalog is now available for purchase. The catalog contains a foreword by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, and full color … Continue reading

8 December 2016 · Leave a comment

WSN Member Stories :: Murex Purple by Sheri McNerthney

WSN member Sheri McNerthney ‘s love of purple and ancient traditions, led to a journey across the world to Tel Dor in Israel. She wrote to us recently, to share her experiences and … Continue reading

14 October 2016 · 1 Comment

Events :: Cochineal lecture and demonstration with Yoshiko Wada, Berkeley

Textile scholar, author and President of WSN, Ms. Yoshiko I. Wada is back with the cochineal lecture and  demonstration, at the lovely University of California Botanical Garden. Date: October 11, 2016 | … Continue reading

9 October 2016 · Leave a comment

New Workshops at 10iss :: Indian embroidery and tie-aresist dyeing

Master artisans Jabbar Khatri and Asif Shaikh will be joining us in Oaxaca to demonstrate and teach unique Indian tie-resist processes and embroidery techniques. Bandhani: Indian tie-resist dyeing workshop with Jabbar Khatri* Where: Centro … Continue reading

3 October 2016 · Leave a comment

Yoshiko Wada honored with the 2016 George Hewitt Myers Award

In November 2016, The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum will present WSN President Yoshiko I. Wada with the George Hewitt Myers Award in recognition of her lifetime achievements in advancing … Continue reading

28 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Event :: Growing Color – Natural Dyes from Plants

Growing Color – Natural Dyes from Plants Symposium will be hosted by The North Carolina Arboretum in conjunction with Local Cloth with the purpose of bringing awareness about issues and opportunities in … Continue reading

15 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Workshops :: Handmade Paper Studios in Oaxaca, Mexico

10iss is happy to spotlight traditional Oaxacan studios that give you a chance to delve into craft of  paper making and binding. Taller Arte Papel Vista Hermosa (TAPVH) at CASA This artisanal … Continue reading

12 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Workshop Wrap Up :: 2D to 3 D – Shibori and Sublimation Printing

At the Slow Fiber Studio workshop held over the last weekend, students had the unique opportunity to try several transformative techniques that combine shibori and sublimation printing. Dye-sublimation printing is a process … Continue reading

2 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Exhibition:: Somé: Dyeing the Australian environment

Major Mitchells Cockatoos (2012) The Japan Foundation, Sydney presents a synthesis of Australian and Japanese culture in an exhibition by Canberra-based textile artist Melinda Heal. Titled Somé: Dyeing the Australian … Continue reading

5 August 2016 · 2 Comments

Bamboo Splitting & Higo Making with Jiro Yonezawa

Watch as our July 2016 artist-in-residence Jiro Yonezawa takes us through a step-by-step process of preparing strips of bamboo for weaving. The strips, known as higo, are the product of a … Continue reading

3 August 2016 · Leave a comment

Travels in textiles: Indigenous craft in Costa Rica

This year for the 10iss in Oaxaca, Mexico, the International Shibori Symposium is partnering with our friends at Bushika Adventures to offer a unique opportunity to learn and create side … Continue reading

27 July 2016 · Leave a comment

Slow Fiber Studios + Hipcamp

Early morning in the Berkeley Hills, Yoshiko Wada began preparing numerous indigo vats and fructose pots in preparation for the exciting weekend ahead. The scent of indigofera tinctoria filled the … Continue reading

8 July 2016 · Leave a comment