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…

Exhibition: “The Art of Fiber” Exhibit Poster

I’m so, so pleased.  Yet, I am humbled too.  My Ryukyu Ai (indigo) dyed silk shawl was included on “The Art of Fiber” exhibit poster. My shawl was created utilizing an ancient method of fermenting indigo leaves common to Okinawa.  I grow the Ryukyu Ai (indigo) in my studio dye garden. I see that my […]

Exhibition: “The Art of Fiber”…Lorton, Virginia USA

Just in time for the holidays, The Workhouse Arts Center presents the exhibition, “The Art of Fiber” from November 23 – December 31, 2011.  The exhibit is a celebration of  “the beauty and creativity of the fiber arts”. I am so happy that one of my hand-dyed shawls was juried into the exhibit by jurors […]

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 […]

I am a Happy Gardener…

The heat and humidity have arrived in Houston, TX USA, and the weather feels just like summer in Okinawa.  At least a month has passed since i first started tilling and enriching my Ryukyu garden bed. So, this week i decided that it’s time…time to plant my Ito Basho seeds…i am a happy gardener… Ito […]

Bamboo in my Garden…

today there is bamboo in my garden so lovely a sheen! soon you’ll hear the tom-tom then no warp will be seen…

I Dream…

I am a happy gardener…tilling, weeding, and enriching the soil.  Soon my garden will grow to be an Ito Basho forest… As i garden, i dream…