Thursday, January 9, 2014

Shibori expert Yoshiko Wada teaching in Calgary in 2014

Huge Huge excitement.

Yoshiko Wada
Will teach workshops in Calgary in August 2014
(Titles of workshops to be confirmed)

3- day workshop  23 - 25 August (approx. dates)
Sculptural (Shibori) workshop

2-day workshop 26 - 27 August (approx. dates)
Natural Dye Workshop

email your interest in signing up for a place on one of the courses asap 

Demand is likely to be high from Alberta and adjacent areas.

Yoshiko, is President of the World Shibori Network-World (WSN was established in Nagoya,Japan in 1992) and is the world's authority on Shaped Resist Dyeing.  She has writtendefinitive publications on the subject and produced a DVD "Arimatsu Narumi Shibori: Celebrating 400 years of Japanese Artisan Design." She leads study tours to Japan and has introduced many to the world of Shibori and inspiring creativity via her gentle style.  She is the founder of Slow Fibre Studios which collaborates with WSN and Michel Garcia on as series of Natural Dye Workshop DVDs.

Yoshiko is an artist, author, exhibition curator, textile researcher and film producer.  She is a long time exponent of traditional and sustainable practises in fashion and textile production.  she holds a BFA in Textile Art from Kyoto City Fine Arts University, MFA in Painting from the University of Boulder,Colorado Yoshiko travels the world giving lectures and workshops and participates in conferences to build greater insight into the world of fibre and textiles. 

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