Arashi Shibori: A Language of Stripes was originally released on video and was immediately recognized as the definitive video workshop for the study and appreciation of Arashi Shibori -- the process of pole-wrapping and twisting pleated and unpleated fabrics before dyeing is a craft that was perfected by artisan craftsmen and women in Arimatsu and Narumi, Japan, during the late 19th Century.
An infinite variety of unique fabrics can be developed based upon the practice which for beginners offers exciting results and for advanced artists refined textile imagery which can be as bold or as subtle as the situation requires.
Ana Lisa Hedstrom is known for her signature textiles based on contemporary adaptations of Japanese shibori resist dyeing. Her work is included in the collections of major museums including the Cooper Hewitt / Smithsonian National Design Museum (Washington, DC), the Museum of Art and Design (New York City), the De Young Museum (San Francisco), and the Oakland Museum of California.
Her work had been exhibited and published internationally. She has taught and lectured at San Francisco State University and the California College of the Arts and at numerous international conferences and summer art programs.