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.

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

28 September 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

2 September 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

20 April 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

10 March 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

7 March 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

25 February 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

12 February 2016 · Leave a comment

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