The Colourful Spirit of an Ancient Craft

The Colourful Spirit of an Ancient Craft

I’m looking forward to presenting “Weaving and Dyeing in the Colourful Spirit of an Ancient Craft” on Saturday, March 14, 11 am – 2 pm, at the Anchorage Museum of Fine Arts, Anchorage Weavers and Spinners Guild meeting. Summary: Handweaving and hand-dyeing textiles with natural materials and botanicals, including indigo, has been practiced in the […]

Exhibition: Interwoven V…Houston, TX USA

Juror Mary Welch has selected several of my handwoven and hand-dyed garments and accessories for inclusion in the upcoming Interwoven V exhibit. The exhibit will take place Oct. 19-27 at the 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX USA. Please join us at the reception on Sat., Oct. 19, 6-9 pm.  Come and meet a fabulous group […]

Exhibition:  HAFA Gallery Show…Houston, TX USA

Exhibition: HAFA Gallery Show…Houston, TX USA

Please join us at the upcoming Houston Area Fiber Artists (HAFA) juried gallery show, October 23-November 10 at Gallery M Squared, Houston, TX. I have several pieces in the exhibit and look forward to seeing you at the reception held on Oct. 26!

Falling Leaves in Yanbaru…

Falling Leaves in Yanbaru…

High in the Yanbaru Forest, the Sango Kaku leaves fall… yes, the colorful maple leaves fall… on my scarf they do fall… My Yanbaru scarf now lives downunder…sold at the National Wool Museum Geelong, Australia exhibition hall…a new home where my Sango Kaku leaves now fall…

The Transformation

I’m so pleased!  My hand-dyed piece, “The Transformation”, in the Focus on Fiber 2012 exhibit was sold at the 18 Hands Gallery on Friday.  I was provided with the contact information of the person who purchased my artwork, and I’m looking forward to an opportunity to meet her sometime soon!

Exhibition: “Focus on Fiber 2012″…Houston, Texas USA

The Houston Area Fiber Artists (HAFA) juried exhibit  “Focus on Fiber 2012″ will open this week in Houston, Texas USA.  My hand-dyed shawl, “The Transformation”, was juried into the show by Sally Sprout. My cotton chiffon shawl underwent 3 phases of botanical dyework conducted in the U.S. and Trinidad, West Indies.  The botanical plants utilized […]

Exhibition: “The Art of Fiber” Exhibit Poster

I’m so, so pleased.  Yet, I am humbled too.  My Ryukyu Ai (indigo) dyed silk shawl was included on “The Art of Fiber” exhibit poster. My shawl was created utilizing an ancient method of fermenting indigo leaves common to Okinawa.  I grow the Ryukyu Ai (indigo) in my studio dye garden. I see that my […]

Exhibition: “The Art of Fiber”…Lorton, Virginia USA

Just in time for the holidays, The Workhouse Arts Center presents the exhibition, “The Art of Fiber” from November 23 – December 31, 2011.  The exhibit is a celebration of  “the beauty and creativity of the fiber arts”. I am so happy that one of my hand-dyed shawls was juried into the exhibit by jurors […]

My Uwa-Pari

I planted Ryukyu Ai (indigo) outside my studio last Spring…the plants are healthy and the time for gathering the leaves for fermentation dyeing is drawing near. However, last summer i grew oh soo impatient…so, i picked some leaves and bound them in vintage Japanese cotton cloth to extract the pigment.  Thereafter, i fermented the cloth […]

Eco-dyeing across 3 continents…

I learned traditional dye methods in the Ryukyu Islands, located in the southernmost Prefecture of Japan.  Ryukyu dye methods have been practiced for many, many centuries. As i continue to learn dye methods originating from around the world, the more i see common methods and themes.  The Ryukyu dye methods,  for example, often utilize saltwater […]

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