Conversations with Cloth: Series 2 - Shibori Connecting the World

Wed, February 17 2021, 1:00 PM - Thu, May 20 2021, 10:00 PM [PST]

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Episode 1, 2, & 3 Recordings PARTIAL APPROVAL - $50.00

Registration closes on 05/19/2021

Watch back all the episodes so far!

Full Event Registration: 02/17/21 (recording), 03/17/21 (recording), 04/21/21 (recording), 05/19/21 PARTIAL APPROVAL - $75.00

Registration closes on 05/19/2021

Event registration also includes recordings of the event that will be available to watch a week after the event. Reminder emails will be sent a day before the event date. For more event information, visit: https://slowfiberstudios.com/conversations-series-2-winter-spring-2021/

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Episode 1: Bound-resist Shibori 02/17/21 PARTIAL APPROVAL - $25.00

This episode will cover the most enduring Japanese shibori traditions of bound- or knotted-resist dyeing including Kanoko, Kumo, and Miura Shibori as well as the burst of colors and energy of tie-dye that celebrates the dynamic, youth counterculture of the 1960s and 70s in North America.

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Episode 2: African Shibori 03/17/21 PARTIAL APPROVAL - $25.00

African Shibori from Congo, Mali, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Morocco, Tunisia, and more. The vast African continent nurtured a wide array of shibori traditions representing many indigenous cultures and 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 intended for royalty and others for ordinary people.

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Episode 3: Shibori from Southeast Asia 04/21/21 PARTIAL APPROVAL - $25.00

Shibori from India, Indonesia, Cambodia, and China. The Indian subcontinent is known to produce the opulent resist-dyed textiles depicted in Ajanta Cave paintings. Later its silk textiles were traded to Southeast Asia as well as to the New World where eventually some were transformed into iconic American bandanas. In the Himalayas to Southwestern China to Mongolia, shibori was used by different groups of people as an important way to color and pattern textiles.

Episode 4: Shibori from the Americas 05/19/21 PARTIAL APPROVAL - $25.00

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The cultures in the Americas were as remarkable as the others, the World Shibori Network has taken the opportunity to create a dialogue with scholars and artisans of the International Shibori Symposium (ISS) host countries and organized replication projects. For the ISS Mexico, a Japanese shibori artisan and a natural dyer replicated a stitched-resist woolen skirt. For the ISS Chile, artists and artisans in the USA and India replicated the pre-Columbian amarras (bound-resist) textiles on camelid fiber and cotton. One of the replication team members, James Bassler, an American contemporary weaver, has since explored the technique of scaffold weaving and shibori and continues to create superlative fiber art that will be featured in our episode.

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Wed, February 17 2021, 1:00 PM - Thu, May 20 2021, 10:00 PM [PST]

 You will recieve event details (including the Zoom webinar link) with your emailed receipt after registration. Event registration also includes recordings of the event that will be sent to your email a week after the event. Reminder emails will be sent a day before the event date. For more event information, visit our main event page. 

 

Our Conversations with Cloth series continues connecting Japanese shibori tradition to the world, traversing cultural landscapes from the familiar to the fantastic and mysterious. We will celebrate shibori phenomena from American tie-dye to rich and varied cultural traditions in North, Central, and West Africa; from Indian-subcontinent and Indonesia and Cambodia to Southwestern China and the Himalayas; and finally to pre-Columbian South America and Mexico. Using shibori as a common language, our co-hosts, Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada and Ana Lisa Hedstrom, will decipher various patterns revealing memories imprinted in the cloth.

 

Streaming Library Edition:

In late-2021, you will receive an email announcement when a streaming version of the series becomes available with study guides. This archival documentary will be a valuable tool for educators and scholars of craft, design, textile, and art. This series will also help artists, artisans, and designers to gain creative inspiration and increased technical literacy.

Cost to download the four films with study guides to your computer is $45 for those who purchased a series ticket at $75, or tickets totaling $75.

Cost for each film with study guides is $10 for those who purchased a $25 ticket for a single episode.

Cost for Four Films with study guides is $120 for those who did not register and wish to purchase and download. A single episode with study guides is $35.

Viewing of the film is limited to non commercial use.

 

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