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.

SFS Events: Lanii Pop up Shop and Talk

Anna Michelle Ruelas from Oaxaca, Mexico will discuss local Mexican craftsmanship and artisanal processes at Slow Fiber Studios, this January. Where: 696 Hilldale Ave, Berkeley, California When: 23 January Timing: 1o:00 – 17:00 Registration … Continue reading

13 January 2016 · Leave a comment

Happy holidays and hello from China.

WSN President, Yoshiko Wada is currently at Jin Ze Art Centre, outside of Shanghai,  busy with preparations for the upcoming Japanese Quartet Workshop… She took time to write a note that captures key … Continue reading

24 December 2015 · Leave a comment

SFS Shop: Cochineal and Choshi

We are pleased offer natural cochineal procured from Oaxaca, Mexico through Slow Fiber Studios Shop. Cochineal has been used historically in the Americas for centuries and some of it’s earliest … Continue reading

20 November 2015 · Leave a comment

Workshop: Japanese Quartet Workshops, Jin Ze Art Centre, Shanghai

Slow Fiber Studios (a program of WSN) is offering a rare opportunity to work with four Japanese masters at the iconic Jinze Art Centre, near Shanghai, China from 24 Dec … Continue reading

30 October 2015 · 2 Comments

Workshop: Colors of the Americas >> Cochineal Workshop, with Yoshiko I. Wada

Textile scholar, author and President of WSN, Ms. Yoshiko I. Wada will be teaching a natural dye workshop using cochineal, at the lovely University of California Botanical Garden. Date: October … Continue reading

5 October 2015 · 3 Comments

Natural Dye Showcase and Memory on Cloth at Mendocino Art Centre, California

Yoshiko Wada, President – WSN, was at the beautiful Mendocino Arts Centre early this month. As the juror for their Natural Dye Showcase, she had selected 47 works by 35 … Continue reading

20 August 2015 · Leave a comment

Conference + Workshop Alert: Made/Aware presented by SDA at Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft, Tennessee

Mark your calendars to attend Surface Design Association’s first ever craft and concept intensive, Made/Aware : Socially Engaged Practices. Where: Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft, P.O. Box 567, 556 … Continue reading

23 July 2015 · Leave a comment