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.

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, at the UC Botanical Garden’s upcoming Fiber&Dye program.


Date: March 22, 2016 | 6pm to 8pm

Location: Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720-5045

Telephone: 510-643-2755 ext 03


Yoshiko’s informative lecture will  include a demonstration of a natural dye vat utilizing 3 different fibers to highlight the diversity of color achievable. The idea behind the demonstration is to explore design possibilities maximizing the fiber/dye combination.

Visit < here > to register for the lecture.

About Yoshiko I. Wada

Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada is an artist, author, exhibition curator, textile researcher, and film producer and has long been an exponent of traditional and sustainable practices in fashion and textile production. She travels throughout the world giving lectures and workshops, and participates in conferences to build greater insight into the world of fiber and textiles. Yoshiko is president of the World Shibori Network and founder of Slow Fiber Studios. She will co-chair the upcoming 10th ISS with Alejandro de Avila in Oaxaca, Mexico in November 2016. She co-chaired the 9th International Shibori Symposium with Zhao Feng at the China National Silk Museum (CNSM), Hangzhou October 31-November 4, 2014.

About UC Botanical Garden

The UC Botanical Garden is a non-profit research garden and museum for the University of California at Berkeley, having a notably diverse plant collection including many rare and endangered plants. Established in 1890, the Garden, which is open to the public year round, has over 13,000 different kinds of plants from around the world, cultivated by region in naturalistic landscapes over its 34 acres.

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