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.

Workshop: 2D to 3D – Folding, Pleating, Sublimation Printing on Polyester

Learn techniques for folding and printing polyester that fashion designer Issey Miyake has explored in his work! Date: 19, 20 March 2016  | 10am to 4pm Location: 1825, 8th Street, … Continue reading

10 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Reflections on the Bay Area: Meeting Yoshiko’s community

One of our newer WSN members, Melissa D’Agostino paid us a visit when she was in the Bay Area. Today, we share her recollection of this visit (printed verbatim from her note). Team … Continue reading

7 March 2016 · 2 Comments

Natural Dyeing with Lichens by Barbara Schey

Originally posted on Natural Dye Workshop with Michel Garcia and Sustainable Dye Practice:
Active WSN member Barbara Schey recounts her journey of natural dyeing, textiles, 60s , TAFTA (the Australian Forum for…

5 March 2016 · 2 Comments

10iss Call-for-Entry :: Deadline extension

The 10iss Call-For-Entry deadlines have been extended for the following categories –  Contemporary Art of Shibori and Ikat: Now extended to May 14th *Artists: Please note that 10iss has widened … Continue reading

29 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Exhibition: Hair! Human hair in fashion and art, Netherlands

Centraal Museum explores the intriguing and controversial subject of Hair! Especially since it is – literally – so close to humankind… Where: Agnietenstraat 1, 3512 XA Utrecht, Netherlands When: 20 February 2016 … Continue reading

26 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Call for Entry – New Beat: International Student Competition in Wearable Art

The Fashion Gallery, and the Institute of Textiles & Clothing, at the The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in partnership with 10iss are glad to announce that New Beat, an International Student Competition in … Continue reading

25 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Making an indigo vat: Part 2 of 2

Originally posted on Natural Dye Workshop with Michel Garcia and Sustainable Dye Practice:
GL, one of our readers wrote to us with questions about her indigo vat. In Part 1, we…

20 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Oaxaca 2016 : Now Open for 10iss

WSN in conjunction with Traditions Mexico, is happy to announce unique programs for the participants of the 10th International Shibori Symposium (10iss). A total of seven programs (four before and three after the conference) have … Continue reading

17 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Lecture: Sustainable Practice in Natural Dyes with Yoshiko Wada

Textile scholar, producer of the 3-DVD series “Natural Dye workshop with Michel Garcia using sustainable methods” and President of WSN, Ms. Yoshiko I. Wada will be talking about sustainable practices in natural dyeing, … Continue reading

12 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Making an indigo vat :: Part 1 of 2.

Here are some tips from WSN President Yoshiko Wada on making a natural indigo vat. This was originally posted on the Dye Nerd’s Blog. Click here: Making an indigo vat … Continue reading

11 February 2016 · 2 Comments

We’re looking to hire.

Hello Bay Area. We’re currently looking for an Assistant Director to join our team. This candidate will actively work on WSN’s programs – Slow Fiber Studios, Natural Dye Workshop as well as … Continue reading

5 February 2016 · Leave a comment

10th International Shibori Symposium :: Call for Entries

The 2016 International Shibori Symposium will be co-chaired by Alejandro de Avila Blomberg – Director, Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca and President of World Shibori Network (WSN), Yoshiko I. Wada. The theme of … Continue reading

3 February 2016 · Leave a comment