I teach in-person classes in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and online with Creativebug. I may be available to travel to you.  Please get in touch with me (wishiwashistudio at gmail dot com) if you would like me to travel to your area to teach a workshop. 

Please e-mail me to join my mailing list (wishiwashistudio at gmail dot com). I send out quarterly e-mails listing teaching and exhibition dates and venues. 

Upcoming Workshops:

The Boro Aesthetic: Creating Fiber Art Pieces Inspired by Japanese Textiles
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 1st-3rd, 2018

Boro Sampler Books and Boro Bags
Ashland Art Center, Ashland, Oregon
Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10th, 2018
10:00 - 4:00 each day 

The Art of Textile Repair and ReUse: Looking at Mending and Repurposing Traditions in Various Cultures
Cabrillo Arts, Aptos, CA
Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29th, 2018
10:00 - 4:00 each day

Boro Bags Workshop
French General, Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, September 9th, 2018
10:00 - 4:00 

Japanese Mending as Utility and Embellishment
A Verb for Keeping Warm, Oakland, CA
Saturday, September 29th, 2018
11:00 - 5:00 




  1. Jody, I was just looking through your site and came across your retreat in Taos next September. It looks amazing! It's also already full, with a wait list, which doesn't surprise me :). I hope you're doing well and would love to take another class with you some day. Your boro book class at Squam in June was such a treat. Lisa

    1. Hi Lisa. It would have been great to have you in my Taos co-teach class. I'm also going to be at Arrowmont in June 2017 so keep an eye out for that.

    2. Arrowmont! Oh my! I can get there and it is a wonderful setting. What is the title/content of your session?

    3. Called the Boro Aesthetic and working on transforming old garments into art pieces - and I mean totally transforming - as in a garment into a wall piece or a book or sculptural item. And, utilizing Japanese mending techniques. It should be on the site soon.

  2. Registered for the Arrowmont Class! Can't wait

    1. Oh Good! Looking forward to meeting you!

  3. Hello Jody,
    I really enjoyed the workshop last Saturday. Boro fascinates me. Mistakenly, I walked off with a spool of pearl cotton, sky blue in color. I need to reimburse you for it or send it back to you.
    Claire Wait

  4. Oh gosh - don't worry about it - it happens. Consider it a gift - maybe pay it forward someday! Enjoyed having you in the class! -jody