Welcome to Slow Fiber Studios™

We are World Shibori Network’s events programming studio. We host dynamic hands-on workshops, lectures, demonstrations, and social gatherings. Our instructors and speakers are artisans, scholars, and textile specialists from places where textile culture runs deep–Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, the UK and more.

We believe the best way to gain insight into the “heart and soul” of a multi-faceted textile-making practice is by “living it.” So we take the holistic approach of immersing you in geocultural and historical contexts, teaching beyond techniques.

Slow Fiber Studios is committed to sustainability, diversity, equity, and integrity in textile practices. We believe in reciprocal dialogue and support a community of like-minded people. Be inspired. Help envision textile’s future with us.

Today

Japan Tour-1 Shibori Fest and Arashi Workshop

Arashi Shibori & Indigo Dyeing by Kaei Hayakawa

23 May to 12 June, 2023

20 Days & Nights

Hosted by Yoshiko I. Wada, Hiroshi Murase, Hiroko Watanabe in Artimatsu

WSNF Members Forum 1

Sun, Dec 10 & 19, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM PST

Alumni 2-Day Hybrid Workshop

Tesuji and Nui Combo Shibori 2 with Kakishibu and Indigo

Sat, Nov 12 & 19, 2022, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST

In the News: Hiroshi Murase, Master Shibori Artisan | SFS Instructor

“Do or dye – the shibori crew leading the Japanese youthquake”