American Craft Council,
February 20 -22, 2015
Friday, Feb. 20: 10am - 8pm
Saturday, Feb. 21: 10am - 6pm
Sunday, Feb. 22: 11am - 5pm
Baltimore Convention Center
American Craft Council,
July 31 - August 2, 2015
Friday, July 31: 10am - 8 pm
Sat, August 1, 10:00am-6:00pm
Sun, August 2: 11:00am-5:00pm
Fort Mason, Festival Pavilion
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And,…. here we go!
New work for Baltimore.
That’s right, American Craft Council’s Baltimore show, this February, 20-22, 2015.
A jacket, in process, from remainder pieces.
It’s “Mottainai”, Japanese for “Waste Nothing”.
From the Buddhist term “Mottai”, which means that the essence of all things, living and nonliving, are linked. That nothing lives in isolation. “Nai” is a negation, so “Mottainai” translates as a disrespect and sadness when anything is wasted.
Which is so easy with my beautiful kimono silks, I cannot bear to throw even the smallest pieces away.
OK, 2015, here’s my resolution: focus on what is good. And there’s a lot. Plenty.
For instance, this most wonderful painting. Weird and beautiful and ordinary and extraordinary. An angel, walking, carrying a fish.
It’s the archangel Raphael, protector of travelers. The supreme healer in the angelic realm.
Painted in Peru sometime around 1700, in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
One of my favorite websites, Not Ordinary Fashion. I get lost here.
It’s the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year.
It’s the end of long dark days and a return of light. From now until June our days will be longer.
Have the very Merriest of Holidays and the Happiest New Year!
2015 here we come!
The Wayne Art Center just outside of Philadelphia is celebrating the 20th anniversary of their annual juried exhibit “Craft Forms” with a companion show entitled “Living with Craft”. Vignettes of rooms are filled with artist made furniture, lighting, floor coverings and decorative and functional objects. And a few mannequins, wearing my clothes!
As though someone, dressed in my pieced suit “Fragments III”, was standing in her beautiful home, filled with artist made furniture, rugs, lights, glass and pottery. So cool!
The show will be up through January 31st, 2015.
After weeks of getting ready for and doing several shows, preparing for and teaching a workshop and the traveling to get there and back, I was ready for a little down time.
Not that I’m complaining! It was all fun! And energizing! And stimulating!
But at a certain point, especially in the cold and damp months of winter, you just want to huddle in, sit quietly, turn on the radio, turn off the phone and sew.
I’ve been saving some of my very best scarves for my on-line web shop.
Each scarf is pieced from my gorgeous kimono silks: hand painted, stenciled, shibori [that’s the amazing Japanese tie-dye], all different colors, textures and weaves.
To get there, click here or go to my website and click on ‘Shop‘.
These 3 and more are up and on view now.
And I’ll be adding more in December. Check them out!
Wow! What a wonderful show! It was a fabulous 2 day party, our 2014 Holiday Show, we had the best time!
We set up, opened the doors and in came friends, new and old.
My space, with all my clothes on display and ready for visitors.
I’m just home from a whirlwind two week trip.
First, the fabulous, amazing and wonderful Craft2Wear show in Washington DC. Held at the gorgeous National Building Museum.
Built after the Civil War to house the headquarters of the US Pension Bureau, it has a frieze around the exterior commemorating the Union soldiers. So cool!
The Smithsonian Women’s committee invited about 50 clothing and jewelry artists from previous Smithsonian Craft Shows to exhibit.
My Booth, ready for the opening night party.
Lots of people came, new friends and old, my jackets and scarves found new homes.
It was a wonderful show!
After, I had an extra day to visit the National Portrait Museum.
Full of paintings and sculptures of important and interesting people.
Like Thomas L. McKenney, Sequoyah, Andrew Jackson and John Jacob Aster.
I love this painting.
And this guy, Isaac Singer.
Who, in 1851, invented the most reliable and affordable sewing machine available.
900 stitches per minute!
The portrait museum is fantastic. I spent the entire day there.
Then, good bye Washington,
Where I taught a workshop hosted by the amazing Louise Cutting.
On the first day of class the students carried, pushed and wheeled in their sewing machines, surgers, ironing boards and supplies.
Everyone set up, spread out and started sewing.
The 2 days whizzed by. Projects were started, beautiful samples sewn, new friends made. Sewing friends!
Every piece was beautiful!
At Louise’s, her kitties performed.
What could be more fascinating than a dripping water faucet?
Button, Bobbin and Stitch.
Thank You Louise Cutting and the Smithsonian Women’s Committee for a fabulous 2 week extravaganza trip!
Next up? The Holiday Show, right here in beautiful Portland! November 15 an 16.
See you there!
It’s that time of year!
Our annual Holiday Show, right here in Portland, Oregon.
I’ll have all my work out and on view.
Also, Elisabeth Gillem with her amazing shibori clothes.
2 fabulous jewelers, Carla Fox and Nicky Falkenhayn.
And Carol Risley will be showing her wonderful leather bags.
November 15 and 16.
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
4334 NE Davis St
Come by! Bring your friends and family! We’ll have the best time.