World Shibori Network

Celebrating the visual languages of PEOPLE, COMMUNITY, CULTURE, and ENVIRONMENT through the global practice of resist-dye traditions and innovations

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

September 28, 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

September 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

SFS Talks :: A Portrait of Oaxacan Textiles

Eric Mindling explores Mexican textile traditions in this latest talk at  Slow Fiber Studios. Discussing textiles, field work and photography, Eric will take us on a visual journey showcasing ancient, living civilizations and cultures in … Continue reading

April 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

March 10, 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

March 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

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

February 25, 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

February 12, 2016 · Leave a comment