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! Advertisements

The Weaving of Flowers

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 essentially […]

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.

On the Loom today (8/6/11)…

What’s on the loom today?…well, there’s some kibiso silk from the cocoon dancing with handspun recycled silk…nature’s textures make me smile this way… Kabiso Silk and Handspun Recycled Silk.  Plain Weave.

On my Tom-Tom today (6/25/11)…

Guess what’s hanging on my Okinawan High Loom tom-tom (loom beater) today?  Cotton and linen hand-towels…today is another happy day! Handwoven Cotton and Linen Hand Towels. Orimono Soshiki Hen Weave Structure.

On the Loom today (6/16/11)…

I’ve been weaving away…oh, on what you say?  An antique Japanese fabric…yes, it’s such a fine day! Cotton and Linen. Antique Japanese Weave Structure from Orimono Soshiki Hen Textile System

On my Tom-Tom today (6/15/11)…

I’ve been oh so busy weaving away…so, an embellished bamboo scarf is hanging on my Okinawan High Loom tom-tom (loom beater) today… Handwoven Bamboo and Wool Scarf. Crocheted Embellishments. Waffle Weave.

On the Loom today (6/1/11)…

I’ve been weaving away…oh, on what you say?  A bamboo fiber scarf…oh, happy day! Bamboo. Waffle Weave.