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Visiting Artists: Jean Cacicedo + Yoshiko I. Wada

Slow Fiber Studios
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Feb 10 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Jean Cacicedo is a prime innovator of the American studio craft Art-to-Wear Movement who uses the transformative properties of wool, cloth and paper to create objects that adorn both the body and the wall. Telling stories from journeys that come by way of dreams and visions, her works can be found in the permanent collections of the de Young Museum, Museum of Art and Design (MAD), Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Racine Art Museum, and the Tassenmuseum Hendrikje.

Yoshiko I. Wada is an artist, curator, and textile scholar, president of World Shibori Network, founder of Slow Fiber Studios, producer of the Natural Dye Workshop film series, and co-chair of the 1st - 11th International Shibori Symposia. She is the author of pioneering publications on kasuri and shibori. A Berkeley resident since 1973, she continues to lead a wide range of workshops, lectures, tours, and symposia internationally, emphasizing sustainability, tradition, and innovation in design.



EVENT DETAILS

WORKSHOP 1

Unexpected Applications for Shaped Resist on Wool
Jean Cacicedo + Yoshiko I. Wada
Saturday - Sunday, February 10 - 11 | 9:30am - 4:30pm
Slow Fiber Studios Annex | 1825 Eighth St, Berkeley, CA 94710
Materials Fee Included | Materials List


For millennia, people have created practical warm garments using the process of felting (raw fleece) or fulling (woven cloth), agitating wool fibers until their microscopic scales catch each other, matting and shrinking into a denser material. We will apply modern techniques and design aesthetics to this ancient method, exploring wools shrinking characteristics through shibori techniques and quilting processes. Students will play with various forms of wool including fleece, yarns, and fine wool gauze, combining them with contrasting materials such as silk, polyester, and cotton to achieve unexpected surfaces and shapes.

Registration includes 2 meters of white or grey fulling wool; purchase extra on the Slow Fiber Studios Shop.


WORKSHOP 2

Inventive Methods for Fulling Resist
Jean Cacicedo + Yoshiko I. Wada
Saturday - Sunday, March 3 - 4 | 9:30am - 4:30pm
Slow Fiber Studios Annex | 1825 Eighth St, Berkeley, CA 94710
Materials Fee Included | Materials List


Create textiles with surprising and inventive textural contrast through the use of an unusual historical European technique shared by Joy Boutrup and mastered by Jean Cacicedo. Well create a resist on specially designed wool gauze by applying paste through stencils or hand-painting before agitating the cloth to full its unprotected areas. By understanding the cloths physical and chemical structures, we can use resist paste over cloth shaped by shibori to achieve lacelike effects with delicate textures, playing with the translucency and hand of the cloth. Yoshiko and Jean will provide recipes, a compendium of simple yet technical information on the processes, and an overview of inspiring and innovative work using this technique.

Registration includes 2 meters of white or grey fulling wool; purchase extra on the Slow Fiber Studios Shop.



For questions email Program Coordinator Karsten Landon at staff@yoshikowada.com
www.slowfiberstudios.com

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