2023 Summer Shibori Workshops

Hiroshi Murase was born 4th generation into a textile family of shibori-stencil pattern making artisans in the traditional shibori production center of Arimatsu / Narumi. He has been deeply rooted in the art of shibori his whole life, well versed in a wide rage of shibori techniques. An internationally respected artisan and an enterprising designer, he has more than 40 years experience in the textile field. Currently, Murase is the chairman of the acclaimed Suzusan corporation. Having assumed the reins of the family business in 1971, Hiroshi Murase is widely credited for the “Suzusan innovation” due to his passion and experience. All workshops are taught by Murase, in Japan, while Wada facilitates from the SFS Annex in California.

Ana Lisa Hedstorm is known for her signature textiles based on contemporary adaptations of Shibori. Her approach creates a conversation between East and West and traditional and contemporary. Though Hedstrom’s work is deeply informed by traditional techniques, she often experiments with material, dye color, and stitching patterns. Her textiles are included in the collections of major museums, including the Cooper Hewitt Museum, the Museum of Arts and Design, the Oakland Museum, and the De Young Museum. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally. She has taught and lectured at numerous international Shibori conferences and schools. Her awards include two NEA grants, and she is a fellow of the American Craft Council.