This workshop session covers the historical and cultural background of Arimatsu Tesuji (hand-pleating) shibori technique and its vareiations, including Yoroidan, Yamamichi, Shinire, and Hinode shibori. Adaptation and exploration of techniques will be covered in the second session, along with sharing your experiments and samples. Murase-san will demonstrate artisan’s methods of handling traditional tools to help you heighten your ability to create your own hand-dyed textile masterpieces. Yoshiko will moderate, bridging the gap between East and West and traditional and contemporary use of techniques, materials, and processes.
Taught by Hiroshi Murase, master Arimatsu Shibori Artisan.
Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada will moderate and translate the workshop.
Saturdays, 21 & 28 August, 2021 | 15:00 – 18:00 PST / Next day 7:00 – 10:00 Arimtasu, Japan
ZOOM Webinar | Slow Fiber Studios ANNEX | 1825 8th St. Berkeley, CA
The workshop will take place on two Saturdays, 3 hours each on 21 and 28 August 2021 with a week in between to experiment on your own. Our international workshops are taught virtually and will be streamed through Zoom Webinar. A small group of fully vaccinated participants will be welcomed at the SFS Annex in Berkeley with indigo vats for their use. You can bring your own laptop, and the Annex will have a large monitor as well as a staff with a camera capturing participants’ work to show to the instructor.
Workshop fee & materials: Fabrics from Japan, History & Technical Information document, and Recording from both classes for you to keep are included in the workshop fee of $350. You will need a shibori stand or make own PVC pipe tesuji stand, shibori binding thread, and a long (medium diameter) wooden dowel. You will also need a clamp to secure the shibori stand or your own PVC to a table. To purchase some of these items, go to the SFS online shop, use a 10% DISCOUNT CODE which you will receive on your Eventzilla REGISTRATION RECEIPT. Please note that the cost of flat-rate priority shipping of the complimentary workshop fabric from Berkeley, CA, will be borne by each student.
Recordings from both sessions and all documents and powerpoint presentations will be shared with the class and the students who are in different timezones. During the week between two sessions, you will be given assignments and you may ask questions by email which will be answered and added in the Q&A document which will be shared with the students.