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  • Oboshi & Other Ground-Resist Strategies, Day 2/2

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    Arimatsu, Japan has a 400-year history of shibori design and production. Around the Meiji era in Japan (early 1900’s), the Arimatsu artisans with their innovative techniques challenged the conventions of shibori at the time. Arimatsu shibori was often characterized by the white ground vs. the dar...

  • Jorie Johnson's Fine Art Felt Workshop, Day 2 of 3

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    Day 2 of 3: This workshop is an opportunity to experience a variety of approaches to experimental felt surface-design expression: shibori resist-dyeing techniques, paste-resist applications, direct drawing with sumi ink, pigments, and persimmon tannin on felt. Consider using inlay materials like ...

  • Jorie Johnson's Fine Art Felt Workshop Day 1 of 3

    1 video  |   Rent $250

    This workshop is an opportunity to experience a variety of approaches to experimental felt surface-design expression: shibori resist-dyeing techniques, paste-resist applications, direct drawing with sumi ink, pigments, and persimmon tannin on felt. Consider using inlay materials like washi paper,...

  • Obōshi & Other Ground-Resist Strategies Day 1/2

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    Arimatsu, Japan has a 400-year history of shibori design and production. Around the Meiji era in Japan (early 1900’s), the Arimatsu artisans with their innovative techniques challenged the conventions of shibori at the time. Arimatsu shibori was often characterized by the white ground vs. the dar...

  • Arashi & Murakumo Shibori Ana Lisa Hedstrom 2 of 2

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    Students will receive a review of the basics of Arashi and Murakumo Shibori pole-wrap resist. Then Ana Lisa will instruct ways to distort and manipulate the fabric before and after wrapping to create exciting variations in surface patterns. She will also introduce exciting ways to experiment with...

  • Arashi & Murakumo Shibori Ana Lisa Hedstrom 1 of 2

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    Students will receive a review of the basics of Arashi and Murakumo Shibori pole-wrap resist. Then Ana Lisa will instruct ways to distort and manipulate the fabric before and after wrapping to create exciting variations in surface patterns. She will also introduce exciting ways to experiment with...

  • CWC4 EP4 Felt Journey

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    This series will feature Jorie Johnson–wool and felt specialist, artist, and researcher–from Kyoto, Japan. Jorie has been on the research team for the ancient Japanese Imperial felt rugs that are colorful and intricately patterned and are housed in the Shosoin Repository in Nara, Japan.

  • CWC4 EP3 Felt Journey

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    This series will feature Jorie Johnson–wool and felt specialist, artist, and researcher–from Kyoto, Japan. Jorie has been on the research team for the ancient Japanese Imperial felt rugs that are colorful and intricately patterned and are housed in the Shosoin Repository in Nara, Japan.

  • CWC1 Arashi Part 2 of 2

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    A brief history of arashi shibori in Arimatsu Narumi, Japan, discussing historical examples and processes while explaining the arashi patterns and techniques. Contemporary adaptation in North America of traditional processes will highlight the ingenuity and creative impulse of the artists.

  • CWC1 Arashi Part 1 of 2

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    A brief history of arashi shibori in Arimatsu Narumi, Japan, discussing historical examples and processes while explaining the arashi patterns and techniques. Contemporary adaptation in North America of traditional processes will highlight the ingenuity and creative impulse of the artists.

  • CWC4 EP2 Felt Journey

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    This series will feature Jorie Johnson–wool and felt specialist, artist, and researcher–from Kyoto, Japan. Jorie has been on the research team for the ancient Japanese Imperial felt rugs that are colorful and intricately patterned and are housed in the Shosoin Repository in Nara, Japan.

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  • CWC4 EP1 Felt Journey

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    Explore the “seen-nowhere-else-on-earth” fine felt rugs in Japan with artist Jorie Johnson. These kasen “floral pattern rugs” were imported during the Chinese Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 CE) and are part of the Japanese Imperial Household Treasures in the Shōsō-in Repository in Nara. Gain insight int...

  • CWC2 African Shibori Part 2 of 2

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    The vast African continent nurtured a wide array of shibori traditions representing many indigenous cultural landscapes. The articles vary from bound-resist on woolen-sprang women’s turbans to raffia shibori textiles in interlaced tubular cloth, and cotton strip-woven, indigo-dyed wraps, some int...

  • CWC2 African Shibori Part 1 of 2

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    The vast African continent nurtured a wide array of shibori traditions representing many indigenous cultural landscapes. The articles vary from bound-resist on woolen-sprang women’s turbans to raffia shibori textiles in interlaced tubular cloth, and cotton strip-woven, indigo-dyed wraps, some int...

  • CWC2 EP2: African Shibori

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    African Shibori: Congo, Mali, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Morocco, Tunisia, Nigeria, and guest designer Christina Kim and artisan Gasali Adeyemo.

  • Tesuji X Nui with Kakishibu Day 2/2

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    Suggested Prerequisite: for those who have previously studied with Murase-San or with his Tesuji and Nui workshop streams.

  • CWC3 EP6: Miao Embroidery with Tomoko Torimaru

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  • Tesuji X Nui with Kakishibu Day 1/2

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    Suggested Prerequisite: for those who have previously studied with Murase-San or with his Tesuji and Nui workshop streams.

  • CWC3 EP5: Chinese Boro with Gao Yu

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  • CWC3 EP4: Sashiko with Atsushi Futasuya

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  • CWC3 EP3: Sashiko with Takao Momiyama

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  • CWC3 EP2: Sashiko with Yoshiko Wada

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  • CWC3 EP1: Japanese Boro with Yoshiko Wada

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  • Indigo & Polychromatic Methods 2/2

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    Natural Indigo Dye for Polychromatic Printing & Painting on Cellulose Fabrics for Alumni of Michel's SFS Indigo Workshops - Day 2 of 2

  • Indigo & Polychromatic Methods 1/2

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    Natural Indigo Dye for Polychromatic Printing & Painting on Cellulose Fabrics for Alumni of Michel's SFS Indigo Workshops - Day 1 of 2.

  • Kumo 2/2
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    Kumo 2/2

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    Kumo techniques: how to explore and adapt the technical foundations. Day 2 of 2

  • Kumo 1/2
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    Kumo 1/2

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    Kumo (spiderweb bound-resist) and its variations: the technical foundations with artisan methods and traditional tools. Day 1 of 2

  • Miura 2/2

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    Miura, Makiage, and Boshi techniques: How to adapt the technical foundations for your own explorations. Day 2 of 2

  • Miura 1/2

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    Miura (looped-bound-resist); Makiage (stitched-bound-resist), and Boshi (stitched-capped-resist): the historical-cultural background and technical foundations. Day 1 of 2

  • Kanoko 2/2

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    Kanoko and its variations: How to adapt the technical foundations for your own explorations. Day 2 of 2

  • Kanoko 1/2

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    Kanoko (tiny bound-resist) and its variations, Yokobiki, Hitome, Tsukidashi: the historical-cultural background as well as technical foundations. Day 1 of 2

  • Stencil and Aobana Ink Making

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    One of Murase-san’s signature artisan skills: making fugitive ink and stencils to easily mark the design for a repeat pattern. Day 1 of 1

  • Tesuji 2/2

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    Tesuji and its variations: How to adapt the technical foundations for your own explorations. Day 2 of 2

  • Tesuji 1/2

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    Tesuji (pleated-resist), and its variations: Yoroidan, Yanagi, Shinire, and Hinode: the historical-cultural background and technical foundations. Day 2 of 2

  • Nui 2/2
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    Nui 2/2

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    Nui Shibori (stitch-resist) and its variations: Mokume (woodgrain) and Its Variations including Gangi Mokume (mitored woodgrain), Nuisuji (stitched pleat), , and Karamatsu (larch pine). Day 2 of 2

  • Nui 1/2
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    Nui 1/2

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    Nui Shibori (stitch-resist) and its variations: Mokume (woodgrain), Orinui (fold and edge-saw), Maki-nui (overcast stitch), and Awase-nui (double fold and edge-saw). Day 1of 2

  • Indigo Vat at Home 2/2

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    LIVE uncut recording of the original workshop from the Slow Fiber Studio Annex in Berkeley and Michel Garcia in Brittany, France. Facilitated by Yoshiko I. Wada

  • Indigo Vat at Home 1/2

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    LIVE uncut recording of the original workshop from the Slow Fiber Studio Annex in Berkeley and Michel Garcia in Brittany, France. Facilitated by Yoshiko I. Wada

  • Indigo Paste 2/2

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    LIVE uncut recording of the original workshop from the Slow Fiber Studio Annex in Berkeley and Michel Garcia in Brittany, France. Facilitated by Yoshiko I. Wada

  • Indigo Paste 1/2

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    LIVE uncut recording of the original workshop from the Slow Fiber Studio Annex in Berkeley and Michel Garcia in Brittany, France. Facilitated by Yoshiko I. Wada

  • Persicaria 1/2

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    INDIGO: Persicaria Tinctoria, Dried Leaves for Dye Vat, Fresh Leaves Extraction, Compost (sukumo) for Quick Vat with Michel Garcia 2-Day Workshop (Saturday 1 of 2).

  • Persicaria 2/2

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    INDIGO: Persicaria Tinctoria, Dried Leaves, Fresh Leaves, and Compost (sukumo)with Michel Garcia 2-Day Workshop (Saturday 2 of 2).

  • Indigo Alchemy 1/2

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    INDIGO ALCHEMY: Extract Fresh Indigo Pigment, Make Your Own Watercolor Paint, Dye Vat, Maya Blue Pigment, Blue Paper, and Indigo Wool Fleece for Felt (Saturday 1 of 2).

  • Indigo Alchemy 2/2

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    INDIGO ALCHEMY: Extract Fresh Indigo Pigment, Make Your Own Watercolor Paint, Dye Vat, Maya Blue Pigment, Blue Paper, and Indigo Wool Fleece for Felt (Saturday 2 of 2).

  • Arimatsu Narumi Shibori

    1 video  |   Rent $7   |   Buy $25

    Produced and narrated by Yoshiko I. Wada, this comprehensive overview of traditional Japanese shibori techniques from the Arimatsu area features technical demonstrations by local master artisans. Learn the shibori process from start to finish with detailed recordings of each step, from designing ...

  • Natural Dye Workshop II: Colors of Latin America

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    Resume your study with master natural dyer Michel Garcia in Oaxaca, Mexico, where he explores dyeing traditions of Latin America in depth. Breaking down traditional methods in his signature style, Michel explains how to achieve red, blue, and yellow natural dyes using sustainable methods on wool ...

  • Natural Dye Workshop 1: Colors of Provence

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    Join Michel Garcia in Lauris, France as he shares his knowledge as one of the leading natural dye experts in the world. Learn how he has revised traditional European methods - once laborio...

  • Natural Dye Workshop III: Organic Dyes to Pigments

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    Rejoin Michel Garcia in Lauris, France for a survey of the foundations for organic dyes and pigments in his typical style constructing modern sustainable methods with an eye towards historical traditions and chemical and botanical science. Beginning with a playful demonstration with garden flower...

  • Natural Dye Workshop IV: Beyond Mordants Indigo

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    In his newest DVD, "Natural Dye Workshop IV: Beyond Mordants: Indigo Intensive and Direct Application of Dyes," phytochemist and master dyer Michel Garcia covers ancient traditions from around the world that unlock the potential of natural colors without mineral mordants.

    Join Michel at his new ...