Category Archives: piecing

New for ACC Baltimore 2017

My studio is buzzing! Lots going on as I prepare for the American Craft Council’s annual show in beautiful Baltimore, Maryland. Each week I focus on a different style and shape. Two weeks ago, it was unlined jackets and trench coats. In the last several days, it’s been jackets. Pieced, appliquéd or beaded, all made […]
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Cranes for the New Year

A jacket pieced from beautiful kimono silks, highlighted with cranes silhouetted against gold clouds. Symbols of good luck and eternal youth, cranes are the perfect theme for the beginning of 2017. Can you see them? Even closer for a better look. Beads along the seam lines between the pieced sections. I’m sending wishes of good […]
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Almost Ready for the 2016 Holiday Show

A new jacket and skirt for the annual Holiday Show here in beautiful Portland, Oregon. The jacket’s close, there are just a few more things to do, the buttonholes and buttons, hem the linings and add belt loops. But the pieced and appliquéd skirt. It has a way to go…. It’s next Weekend!!! December 10 […]
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Some Good Stuff

Ava, my neighbor’s serious little dog, came to visit for an afternoon. She knows but isn’t saying. A giant box of beautiful kimono silks arrived. Gorgeous stuff! I can’t wait to get into these. My big project! Here, in mid process, it’s all but complete now. For the White House Christmas party [Yes!]. Too much […]
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In the Middle

It’s where I am right now. I’m past the beginning, but far from the end. I’m right in the middle. This is how it works for me. My project is chosen, I know what the end will be. I think about it, decide on the direction and then figure out how to get there. Finally, […]
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Pine and Dots

A few jackets that were photographed but didn’t make it to the blog. Now they’ve moved on to new homes, so it’s one last look. A jacket sewn from a gorgeous kimono silk. Covered with an oh so cool pine needle and branch design, accented with little red dots. I appliqued skinny bias strips to […]
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New for Craft2Wear ’16

New jackets for the upcoming Craft2Wear show. It’s only a few days away! This Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8. The jacket below, just finished, from an amazing kimono silk, with flying ribbons and fans, pieced with an oh so cool pine tree pattern. And this one, a black and red with shibori flowers […]
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Here and Gone

I had just finished this skirt and top in time to bring it to my photo session. Which was just before my trip to the San Francisco show. Where it found its way to a new home. I love it when that happens! Beautiful Grace twirling to show off the full skirt. Pieced and appliquéd […]
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Pieced Vest

It’s the last of my orders from the San Francisco ACC show. And it’s a fun one! A pieced vest, from beautiful kimono silks. After this is finished, I’ll start new work for the Craft2Wear show in Washington DC. From one fun project to the next! I cannot even come close to complaining about anything.
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New Skirt

A new skirt! Pieced silk strips cut into triangle shaped panels and joined together. I thought I was finished. Nope. It needed, had to have, could not possibly go without, appliquéd squares. So, OK, there is no arguing with a skirt that knows what it needs. New skirt, pieced from Japanese kimono silks, with added […]
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