Oh, goodness…did i tell you? i love working as a fiber artist! i’ve worked hard to attain the skills and expertise i use to create my artwork. and, being able to share them, in some small way, motivates me to move forward. The satisfaction and happiness i get from my artistic endeavors wouldn’t be possible […]
Ryukyu Ai (indigo) is one of my most favorite natural dyes. So, I was thrilled to be invited to speak about the “The Magic of Ryukyu Ai” on Friday, October 26, at 7:00 pm. My presentation is sponsored by Okinawa Arts Research Studies World Scene in Austin, TX USA. The event will include an overview […]
I’m so pleased to serve as the guest speaker at the Weavers and Spinners Society of Austin (WSSA), Texas USA meeting on Thurs., October 11, 2018 at 7 pm. My presentation is entitled “Weaving and Dyeing in the Colorful Spirit of an Ancient Craft”. The highlights of the presentation include an overview of the textile […]
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 […]
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 […]
“Ryukyu Weaving and Dyeing: Fabrics that Guard the Spirit” Date: November 9, 2011 Time: 7:00 pm Where: Houston Area Fiber Artists (HAFA) Meeting Location: St. Philips United Methodist Church, 5501 Beechnut, Houston, TX USA ******************************************* Date: November 10, 2011 Time: 10:30 am Where: Houston Area Fiber Artists (HAFA) Meeting Location: Tracy Gee Community Center, 3599 […]
Silk Spinning and Weaving iFest Dates: April 30-May 1; May 7-8 Time: Sat., 12-10 pm; Sun., 12-8 pm Where: Downtown Houston, Tranquility Park area Website: Houston International Festival – The Silk Road Ryukyu Heritage Textiles will be demonstrating along with the many talented members of the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston at the Silk Exhibit on […]
“Ryukyu Weaving: Fabrics that Guard the Spirit” Date: April 21, 2011 Time: 7:00 pm Where: Contemporary Handweavers of Houston (CHH) Location: Bayou Manor, 4141 South Braeswood, Houston, TX USA Note that my presentation fee will be donated to the Japan Red Cross to help the tsunami victims in dire need of our support.