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.


Smith Arney, S. (2015) “In Review Global Threads-Arney“,Surface Design Association Magazine

Survivors: Textiles in the Museum of International Folk Art Collection—An Interview with Bobbie Sumbe 

High-tech fabrics: Material Benefits | The Economist

Ritch, D. & Wada, Y.I. (1973). Ikat: An Introduction, Berkeley: Kasuri Dyeworks. [Reprinted 1982: Kelvin Grove College of Advanced Education, Australia] PDF (click to download)

Old Ways Prove Hard to Shed, Even as Crisis Hits Kimono Trade, New York Times – An article discussing Kazuhiko Kanai, who uses the traditional method to dye elegant kimonos: by carrying a bundle of pure white silk to a nearby rice paddy and hurling it into the mud. Mr. Kanai is one of the last practitioners of a method known as “dorozome,” or “mud-dyeing,” which uses the island’s iron-rich soil to turn silk the color of the darkest chocolate.

Report of Felt Making Studios in Kashkar, Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China. Johnson, Jorie (2015).

Frontlines: Contemporary Ikat Production in Uzbekistan – Re-emerging Patterns. Martens, C. Hali Magazine.


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