Ryukyu Textiles Presentation

Ryukyu Textiles Presentation

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 […]

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 […]

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!

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 […]

Chimugukuru @Okinawa Wakamono Taikai

Chimugukuru @Okinawa Wakamono Taikai

I’ve recently returned from a week in Los Angeles, CA where I presented a Ryukyu Textiles cultural workshop at the 2013 Wakamono Taikai.  The Taikai is a meeting of the younger generation (ages 18-35) of Uchinanchu (people of Okinawa).  This year the focus of the conference was on Uchinanchu identity. At the Ryukyu Textiles workshop, […]

Bingata and Ai Zomme @Okinawa Wakamono Taikai

Bingata and Ai Zomme @Okinawa Wakamono Taikai

This month I’ve been busy preparing for the upcoming 2013 Okinawa Wakamono Taikai Conference to take place in Torrance, CA USA from July 18-22.  I will be teaching a Ryukyu Textiles workshop as part of the Taikai Cultural Workshops series. One technique that I will teach is the process of E-Gata, a type of Bingata […]

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 […]

Houston Area Fiber Artists – November 9 and 10

“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 […]

On my Tom-Tom today…

I often use my Okinawan High Loom tom-tom (loom beater)  for both weaving and display, but today i’m displaying my handwoven Bingata pouches another way… Handspun and Handwoven Linen and Hemp Pouches. Bingata Natural Dyes.