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, includingContinue reading “The Colorful Spirit of an Ancient Craft”
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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 groupContinue reading “Exhibition: Interwoven V…Houston, TX USA”
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!
These Old Weaving Tools…
I like these old weaving tools… and sometimes wonder what some of these old tools have seen… Did they belong to a hillside bashofu weaver and spinner? Like the tools that belong to my Izumi family? Have they seen Spring days of Ai Zomme (indigo dyeing) and kasuri splashes? Maybe they’ve even survived the daysContinue reading “These Old Weaving Tools…”
The Weaving of Flowers
Shuri Hana Ori is a float weave structure that originated in Shuri, the capitol of the Ryukyu Kingdom, during the Ryukyu Kingdom period (15 – 19th century). Shuri is located on Okinawa Island, Japan. Hana means “flower” and “ori” means weaving in Japanese, therefore Shuri Hana Ori (or, Hana Ui in Ryukyuan language) is essentiallyContinue reading “The Weaving of Flowers”
in my studio begins with a Hai Sai! Let’s begin the day, shall we, with a magical tie… then let’s dip our threads, yes dip our threads into the blue dye… now our threads are drying…will tomorrow ever come? i want to untie, oh yes, untie and view those blue-white hues… then we will windContinue reading “Kasuri Views”
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, 3599Continue reading “Houston Area Fiber Artists – November 9 and 10”
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.
On my Tom-Tom today (8/22/11)…
Guess what’s hanging on my Okinawan High Loom tom-tom (loom beater) today? A Japanese linen and hemp table runner…let’s keep smiling and weaving, OK? Handspun and Handwoven Linen and Hemp Table Runner. Antique Japanese Weave Structure.
On the Loom today (8/12/11)…
Handspun linen and hemp is on my loom today…another antique Japanese weave structure is the pleasantry of the day! Handspun Linen and Hemp. Orimono Soshiki Hen Weave Structure.