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New Work for ACC SF 2017

It’s coming up soon! The American Craft Show in San Fransisco, August 4, 5 and 6. That’s the weekend after next! I’m sewing up a storm finishing new pieces for the show. But that’s not all there is to do. There’s all the other stuff. Like photograph the work. So when someone asks about a […]
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Midsummer Tea with Junko

Tea with Junko and Lynn at a neiborhood coffee shop. Junko, always in a beautiful kimono, this time honoring the Japanese festival Tanabata, the Star Festival. The Star Festival celebrates the once a year meeting of two deities, lovers that had been separated by the Milky Way. Angry that his daughter had neglected her loom […]
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Silver Swing

In process, a new color way for my swing coat! Silver grey gradating to an almost black. From my stash, these fabrics had been sitting for years on my shelf, waiting for their time. Woven stripes, checks and plaids in the pieced strips. I’m loving the patterns and textures!
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Trip to Warm Springs

Kahneeta Hot Springs Resort, located on the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Indian Reservation, sits in a gorgeous, beautiful, awe inspiring landscape. Just driving to the resort! Mind bending rock formations. I need a geologist in the back seat to help explain what I’m seeing. Located on the dry side of the state, blue, blue […]
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New Jacket on My Board

In process, a new jacket! I’ve had a very fun few days pinning all the bias tubes in place. Next up, baste. Then, hand stitch everything down. Can’t wait!
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SAM, Peonies and New Projects

I love walking into art museums with no particular agenda. Last weekend I was able to do just that at the Seattle Art Museum. One step in, right in the main lobby, was ‘Middle Fork’ an amazing piece by John Grade. A sculpture of a 140 year old hemlock from the Middle Fork area of the […]
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Beaded Plus

I had made a version of this beaded jacket a few months ago. Judy asked for a similar jacket with a little more length. Plus a top to go under. And, how about adding some beads to the top? Yes! And Yes! Excellent idea Judy! A close up.
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Spring Fever

Finally! Spring is here! Since the early 1940s, only one other year has been wetter than this one. It’s been rain, rain, rain, followed by more rain. And then some more. [shhhh, this is a secret: I do not mind the rain. I’ve been just fine inside, right in front of my sewing machine.] But, […]
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Next Generation

Every new jacket I make has its genesis from a previous design. One idea will spawn another. Or,  a new fabric inspires a new direction. Or a customer asks for a change that in turn sends me off into new ideas and new possibilities. Sometimes the connection is obscure, it makes sense to me, but […]
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Piecing Meisen

All last week I was piecing meisen…… ‘Piecing Meisen’, doesn’t it sounds like the title of a novel? Anyway, My week. I spent it cutting up the beautiful Japanese ikat fabric, meisen. You remember meisen, you weave it, print the design, unweave and reweave. Yep, reweave. For that soft edge on all the shapes. So […]
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