Conversations with Cloth: Series ONE - Shibori Connecting the World

Friday, June 04 2021 9:00 AM - Friday, December 31 2021 5:00 PM [PST]

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Conversations with Cloth Series ONE, Episodes 1, 2 & 4 Recordings Partial Approval - $50.00

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Conversations with Cloth Series ONE, Episode 2, 3 & 4 Recordings Partial Approval - $50.00

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Conversations with Cloth Series ONE, Episodes 1, 2 & 3 Recordings Partial Approval - $50.00

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Conversations with Cloth Series ONE, Episodes 1, 3 & 4 Recordings Partial Approval - $50.00

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Conversations with Cloth Series ONE: Full Series Recordings Partial Approval - $75.00

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Conversations with Cloth Series ONE: Episode 1 ARASHI SHIBORI Recording Partial Approval - $25.00

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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.

Conversations with Cloth Series ONE: Episode 2 NUI SHIBORI Recording Partial Approval - $25.00

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A brief survey will be presented to view ancient stitch-resist in Japan, and kosode of Keicho and Genroku eras (the early 1600s) along with the Tsujigahana myth and work of Itchiku Kubota who translated the historical textiles into creating his own spectacular art of nui shibori. Presentation of hand-sewing and machine-sewn pleating will cover traditional and modern techniques, concepts, and patterns. Ana Lisa will demonstrate the smocking pleater which approximates mokume shibori stitches, and Catharine Ellis will share her woven shibori process using natural dyes. A contemporary adaptation of traditional processes will highlight the ingenuity and creative impulse of the artists and artisans.

Conversations with Cloth Series ONE: Episode 3 ITAJIME SHIBORI Recording Partial Approval - $25.00

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A brief history of clamp-resist from the ancient Tang Dynasty China and Japan through the Edo Period to modern Japan and the West. Contemporary adaptation in North America of traditional processes will highlight the ingenuity and creative impulse of the artists.

Conversations with Cloth Series ONE: Episode 4 AFRICAN IMPORTED SHIBORI Recording Partial Approval - $25.00

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Yoshiko and Ana Lisa will discuss creative solutions the Japanese artisans came up with to meet demand in the African market for wide width, quick production, and dramatic patterns. Examples of the artisans’ solutions were to use a sewing machine for compression-resist (kikai-sekka shibori), enlarge the scale of traditional techniques, and incorporate printed substrates. Ana Lisa will discuss her own way of using the sewing machine in her art textiles, and images from contemporary artists’ work will be shared. We hope our analysis of a variety of artists’ and artisans’ technical and design approaches will inspire shibori practitioners to find innovative ways to scale up their production.

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Friday, June 04 2021 9:00 AM - Friday, December 31 2021 5:00 PM [PST]

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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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