Kumo Shibori: Foundation and Adaptations with Master Shibori Artisan Hiroshi Murase

Saturday, May 22 2021 3:00 PM - Saturday, May 29 2021 5:00 PM [PDT]

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05/22/21 & 05/29/21- Kumo Shibori: Foundation and Adaptations DIGITAL WEBINAR Partial Approval - $335.00

Ticket includes a study guide, the workshop recordings, and a cotton bandana and silk-blend chiffon scarf from Japan. Students will have the week between the two sessions to experiment, consult the study guide with link to Vimeo clips, and create samples to share with the class and the instructor and get feedback. Workshop material and tools: The class requires a kumo shibori hook, shibori stand, and binding thread. You may order the tools you need from shop.slowfiberstudios.com at 15% discount. The discount code for the tools is on your registration receipt. You will also need a table clamp to secure the shibori stand to a table. C-clamp can be found at your local hardware store. Dyeing shibori in your indigo vat to see your result. We recommend natural-indigo vat, a sustainable method for cotton or silk; but a fiber-reactive dye is an alternative. Michel Garcia’s class will teach you the right way to start your own sustainable vat.

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05/22/21 & 05/29/21- Kumo Shibori: Foundation and Adaptations IN-PERSON BERKELEY ANNEX Partial Approval - $335.00

Fully vaccinated participants will be welcomed at the SFS Annex, Berkeley with access to indigo vats. The Annex will have a large monitor and a staffer with a camera capturing participants’ work to show the instructor. Workshop material and tools: The class requires a kumo shibori hook, shibori stand, and binding thread. You may order the tools you need from shop.slowfiberstudios.com at a 15% discount. The discount code for the tools is on your registration receipt. You will also need a C-clamp to secure the shibori stand to a table. Ticket includes a study guide, the workshop recordings, and a cotton bandana and silk-blend chiffon scarf from Japan. Students will have the week between the two sessions to experiment, consult the study guide with link to Vimeo clips, and create samples to share with the class and the instructor and get feedback. We recommend natural-indigo vat to see shibori results, but a fiber-reactive dye is an alternative.

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Saturday, May 22 2021 3:00 PM - Saturday, May 29 2021 5:00 PM [PDT]

The workshop covers the historical and cultural background of kumo shibori developed in Arimatsu. The technical foundation will be covered in the first session and in the second session, adaption and exploration of the techniques into your own creations.

Mr. Murase will teach a specialized workshop on Te-kumo shibori where he demonstrates true artisan methods for handling traditional tools. Heighten your ability to create your own hand-dyed textile masterpieces.

Yoshiko will bridge the gap between East and West and traditional and contemporary use of techniques, materials, and processes. Understanding traditional artisanry, she is able to expand the techniques into 21st century concepts and applications.