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.

Ana Lisa Hedstrom

La Honda, California USA


Ana Lisa Hedstrom, a textile artist since the 1960s, works innovatively to manipulate color and scale — combining traditional techniques like arashi shibori with hi-tech equipment like digital scanners.  A well-respected artist, her work is in the permanent collections of many reputable museums.  She is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, earning Top Prize in Shibori at the World Expo ’89 in Nagoya Japan, Top Us Finalist and Ideacomo Award in 1988 at the 3rd Fashion Foundation Contest, and twice receiving the very prestigious Craftsman’s Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

“I think of fabric as conversation. It can be subtle, bold, witty, seductive. The shibori resist dye techniques create intricate patterns which may be perused as a language or script. I hope my own dialogue with the process, color and piecing will ultimately speak to the viewer.”


M.H. de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
Wustum Museum, Racine, WI
American Craft Museum, New York
Cooper Hewitt Museum, The Smithsonian Institute, New York
Takeda Kahei Shoten, Arimatsu, Japan
Aichi Shibori Research and Study Archive, Nagoya, Japan