Calendar Archive

Past Events


February 10 – March 5, 2019
Tour – 6th India Program: Textiles + Art + Architecture & Sri Lanka: Buddhist sites + Nature + Architecture
Slow Fiber Studios, India & Sri Lanka

March 23, 2019
Lecture – “Memory on Cloth” Japanese Textile Traditions from Kimono Refashioned
Slow Fiber Studios Annex, Berkeley, CA

March 29 – April 3, 2019
Host & Facilitated – North America Indigo Projects
Slow Fiber Studios & University of California, Berkeley Botanical Garden, Berkeley, CA

April 27 & 29, 2019
Workshop – Transformative Surfaces: Quilting on Wool with Cotton, Silk and Polyester
East Bay Heritage Quilters, Kensington, CA

April 29, 2019
Lecture – Transformative Power of Stitchery: Northeastern Japan and Nui Project
East Bay Heritage Quilters, Kensington, CA

May 12 – June 2, 2019
Tour – 4th China Program: Shanghai + Natural Dye Forum option in Hangzhou + Yi Minority Autonomous Regions
Slow Fiber Studios, China

June 15, 2019
HostIndigo Jam & Shibori Social 
Slow Fiber Studios, Berkeley, CA

June 26 – July 18, 2019
Tour – 2nd France Program: Natural Dyes + Historical Tapestries + Paleolithic Sites
Slow Fiber Studios, France

August 26 – 30, 2019
Workshop – Ultimate Shibori
Madeline Island School of the Arts, La Pointe, WI

September 16 – October 7, 2019
Tour – 11th Japan Program: Sustainable Community Living + Traditional Artisanry + Contemporary Art Installations on Islands + Festival in Shibori Town
Slow Fiber Studios, Japan

October 12, 2019
Workshop – Connecting Plants & People: Ethnobotanical Conversation
University of California Botanical Garden, Berkeley, CA

October 19 – 20, 2019
Workshop – Sashiko from Northeastern Japan (Tōhoku)
Slow Fiber Studios, Berkeley, CA

November 7 – 20, 2019
Tour – Longhouse Reserve Japan 2019
Longhouse Reserve, Japan


January 27, 2018
LectureIntersections: Mathematics + Design + Identity
Berkeley Hillside Club, Berkeley, CA

February 10 & 11, 2018
Workshop – Unexpected Applications for Shaped Resist on Wool
Slow Fiber Studios Annex, Berkeley, CA

March 3 & 4, 2018
Workshop – Inventive Methods for Fulling Resist
Slow Fiber Studios Annex, Berkeley, CA

March 20 – April 1, 2018
Tour – Natural Dye Workshop Program: France 2018
Slow Fiber Studios, France

September 24 – 28, 2018
Workshop – Shibori and Alternative Resist Methods: Low Tech and High Tech, Organic and Man-Made
Madeline Island School of the Arts, La Pointe, WI

October 14, 2018
Lecture – The Quilts of Yoshiko Jinzenji
The Hillside Club, Berkeley, CA

November 28 – December 7, 2018
Tour –Longhouse Reserve Mexico 2019
Longhouse Reserve, Mexico


June 24 & 26, 2017
Workshop – Boro Transformed: Patched, Pieced, and Dyed in Indigo
East Bay Heritage Quilters, Kensington, CA

July 2017 Boro Transformed: Mending, Patching, Piecing And Stitching at the Madeline Island School of the Arts, La Pointe, WI.

July 8, 2017
LectureFolk Textiles of Japan: Plant Fibers and Dyes
UC Botanical Garden, Berkeley, CA

August 3-6, 2017
SymposiumMaking Our Mark
Surface Design Association, Portland, OR

September 13-19, 2017
SymposiumCrossover Borås
European Textile Network, Borås, Sweden

September 30 – October 22, 2017
Tour – Longhouse Reserve Japan 2017
Longhouse Reserve, Japan


January 2016 Japanese Masters Quartet Workshop Program to Shanghai, China, at JinZe Art Center with the Slow Fiber Studios

March 2016  2D-3D Workshop at Slow Fiber Studios, Berkeley, CA

April – May 2016 Workshops in Amsterdam, Demo and Lecture in Tilburg, Paris, Lyon, etc.

May – June 2016 Japan, Slow Fiber Studios Japan Program

June 2016 Hipcamp Campout 03, Sustainable Organic Indigo Vat, Mendocino, CA

September 2016 “Miesen” lecture hosted by the Textile Arts Council at De Young Museum, San Francisco

September – October 2016 China, leading the LongHouse Reserve Program

October 2016 Textile Society of America, Biennial Symposium, Savannah, GA

October 2016 Lecture on Cochineal, University of California Botanical Garden

October – November 2016 Oaxaca, Mexico

November 2016 George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, present Yoshiko Wada with George Hewitt Myers Award.

November 2016 Co-chair of the 10th International Shibori & Ikat Symposium, Oaxaca, Mexico

December 2016 Gothenburg, “RESIST DYED TEXTILES – A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE” Public Lecture at Museum of World Cultures


February 2015 Yoshiko’s Meisen Kimono collection on exhibition at The Kaneko, Omaha, NB

February – March 2015SFS India Program

March 2015 Tattered Rags: The Art of Boro, Lecture, Textile Arts Council, Koret Auditorium, De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA.

March 2015 Boro and Indigo Workshop, at The Kaneko.

March 2015 Lecture about Meisen Kimono Collection at The Kaneko.

March 2015 Workshop, demo and lecture at Sanskriti Kendra on BORO and organic indigo dyeing. Contact Ms. Shubhra Tandon for details. <shubhra [at] sanskritifoundation [dot] org>

March 2015 Presentation in partnership with Priya Ravish Mehra, in a program called “Bearing Witness” at the Amaltas Hall at Habitat Centre, 7 pm. New Delhi, India. Hosted by the Lila Foundation.

March – April 2015 Workshop at Richmond Art Center, “Boro: A Dialogue with Material Patched, Pieced and Darned”

April – May 2015 Workshop at Richmond Art Center, “Boro: A Dialogue with Material Patched, Pieced and Darned”

May – June 2015 SFS Japan Program

June – July 2015 Invited to Turkmenistan, Ashgabat and Turkmenabat

July 2015 Traveled through Uzbekistan

August 2015 Slow Fiber Studios presents: Jiro Yonezawa from Japan, basketry artist and sculptor, Bay Area, CA

August 2015 Natural Dye Exhibition: – Gallery Talk, Mendocino Arts Center, Mendocino, CA

August 2015 /Bamboo Accessory Workshop B taught by Japanese master bamboo artist, Jiro Yonezawa, hosted by Yoshiko I Wada

August 2015 3 & 1/2 Day Advanced Basketry Workshop taught by Japanese master bamboo artist, Jiro Yonezawa, hosted by Yoshiko I. Wada

August 2015 Memory on Cloth: A Dialog with Material – Indigo and Boro workshop, Mendocino Arts Center, Mendocino, CA. This workshop is full. To be placed on the waiting list, Register Here

September 2015 Oaxaca and surrounds, Mexico for 10iss preparatory meetings and visits

October – November 2015 LongHouse Reserve 5th biennial “Insider’s Travel to Japan

October 2015Colors of America: Cochineal Workshop” at UC Botanical Garden, Berkeley

October 2015 Slow Fiber Studios hosting a gallery talk event at the Asian Art Museum with Carol Bier

October 2015 “Gifts from the Earth: Growing Plants for Dyeing in the 21st Century” at Made/Aware, Surface Design Association’s Craft + Concept Intensive 2015: Socially Engaged Practices

October 2015 Arrowmont Pre-Intensive Workshop in association with SDA Intensive

November 2015 Stockholm, Talk for The Swedish Shibori Society (Svenska Shiborisällskapet)

November 2015 Lindingö,”Boro” Talk at the HV-Textil

November 2015 Lindingö,”Shibori and Indigo” Workshop for Iaspis

November 2015 Stockholm,”Contemporary and historical Japanese textiles – Dress, Fashion and Dyeing in Japan”  Lecture at Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities/ Östasiatiska Museet

November 2015 Stockholm, “Kimono, Origami, and Modules” Workshop at Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities/ Östasiatiska Museet

November – December 2015 Sweden, invited by Iaspis / The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Program for Visual and Applied Arts


2014 Release of NDW III “Colors of Europe”

March 2014 Film Screening and Indigo Vat Demonstration at the UC Botanical Gardens.

March 2014 Organic Indigo Vat Lecture and Demo w/ Aline Dargie at The Possible, Berkeley Art Museum

May – June 2014 SFS Japan Program:

  • [19(18) – 23 May, 2014] Pre-Tour Extension to Benesse Art Site and Islands
  • [23 (22) May – 09 June, 2013] Main SFS Program

June 2014 3 Day Workshop for the public, Contemporary Textile Studio, Toronto, CANADA

June 2014 Public Lecture: Slow FiberContemporary Textile Studio, Toronto, CANADA

June 2014 4 Day Workshop for CTS C0-Op Members, Contemporary Textile Studio, Toronto, CANADA

June 2014 Shakerag 2014

July 2014 Lecture at the Seattle Asian Art Museum for the exhibition Deco Japan

July 2014 Workshop at the Seattle Asian Art Museum for the exhibition Deco Japan

August 2014 Workshop on Organic Dyes to Pigments for SDA Alberta, Organized by I of the Needle, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

August 2014 Workshop on Shibori as 3-D Transformation for SDA Alberta, Organized by I of the Needle, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

August 2014 Lecture on Slow Fiber Studios for SDA Alberta, Organized by I of the Needle, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

August 2014 Lecture: Tattered Rags, LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, NY

September 2014 : Safekeeper Vest Truck Show, Bay Area, CA

September 2014 : TSA Conference, Los Angeles, CA

October 2014 ISEND/ WEFT, Taipei, Taiwan

October 2014 Opening of the 9ISS exhibitions, Hangzhou, China

October – November 2014 9th International Shibori Symposium, China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou

November 2014 Post-Conference Silk Road Program, China

November 2014 Post-Conference Program to Wenzhou, China

December 2014 Opening of Contemporary Art of Shibori and Ikat at Foshan Art Institute, Foshan, China.

December 2014 Slow Fiber Talk, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, S710 (The Hub), Block A, PMQ, Hong Kong, China.

December 2014 Opening of Mnemonikos at the Fashion Gallery, Institute of Textile and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University


May – June 2013 SFS Program, Japan [16 June – 23 June] Hangzhou, China, China Academy of Art

May 2013 Kimono Celebration, a Slow Fiber Studios Talk & Demo in Berkeley, CA

July – August 2013 Session 5 Workshop-Boro Transformed: Quilting, patching, resist-dyeing, organic indigo vat, and creating memories on clothPenland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

August 2013 Hangzhou, Shanghai, China

August 2013 November,2013

August 2013 Exhibition:  “mnēmonikos: – Art of Memory in Contemporary Textile Art,” Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand.

September – October 2013 Natural Dye Workshop with Michel Garcia, International Forum for Natural Dyes, Lauris, France

September 2013 Safekeeper Vest Trunk SHow, 696 Hilldale Ave, Berkeley, CA

October – November 2013 Tour, LongHouse Reserve Reserve Insider’s Program to Japan

October 2013 Master Class-Memory on Cloth: A Dialogue with MaterialArrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

November 2013 Mini-symposium at JTAC with Kinor Jiang and Guoxiang Yuan from HK and Masha Mioni from Switzerland moderated by Yoshiko, Bangkok, Thailand

November 2013 JTAC Gallery Programs for Queen Sirikit Museum of Textile Symposium, Bangkok, Thailand


Thailand & China, Research Conference at China National Silk Museum

Release of DVD Natural Dye Workshop II with Michel Garcia “Colors of the Americas on Wool fibers using Sustainable Methods”