森林浴 (Shinrin-yoku) (n.)

森林浴 (Shinrin-yoku) (n.)

森林浴 (Shinrin-yoku) (n.) the art of “taking in the forest atmosphere” i really enjoy hiking in the mountains and walking in the forest.  During these treks, i get the most wonderful feeling, particularly when i wander under a canopy of leaves and trees.  In those moments, the trees and leaves speak to me (in silence, […]

Our Undyeing Passion for Indigo – Presentation & Exhibit

Our Undyeing Passion for Indigo – Presentation & Exhibit

It’s spring.  So, there has been a flurry of Ryukyu Ai (indigo) activity… well there’s the indigo harvesting, running vat trials on this season’s harvest, fresh leaf indigo natural dyeing and eco-printing, teaching indigo workshops, participating in indigo art exhibitions…well…you get the point, i’m sure. The nice part of “singing the blues” in your life […]

漏れ日 (Komorebi) (n.)

漏れ日 (Komorebi) (n.)

木漏れ日 (Komorebi)
(n.) sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees…my Komorebi eco-print album…

The Colorful Spirit of an Ancient Craft

The Colorful Spirit of an Ancient Craft

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

Exhibition:  Interwoven V…Houston, TX USA

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…

Kimono Jacket

Kimono Jacket

Cotton yarn wrapped and tied. Ikat woven in the colors of the sky. Silk Bingata dipped in a magical indigo dye.   Oh, the wonders of Ryukyu Ai!

Coastal Fiberarts 2013

Coastal Fiberarts 2013

I’m so pleased that two of my fiberart pieces were selected by Shelley Sokolofsky, juror, for inclusion in  the Coastal Fiberarts 2013 exhibit in Astoria, Oregon.  The exhibit is presented by Astoria Visual Arts in cooperation with Clatsop Community College. My work in the exhibit includes a handwoven traditional Ryukyu Kasuri (ikat) fabric vest… and […]

July 30, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo – Ryukyu Textiles Workshop in the News

July 30, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo – Ryukyu Textiles Workshop in the News

There are some nice photos of our 2013 Wakamono Taikai  Conference participants reported in the July 30, 2013 Okinawa Ryukyu Shimpo newspaper… Yes, we even have a nice photo of our Ryukyu Textiles Workshop participants.  Thank you Ryukyu Shimpo, and many thanks to the participants in my Ryukyu textiles workshop!  It was an honour to […]