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One Kimono, Two Jackets

One kimono usually has enough fabric for two jackets, especially if I use a different fabric for sleeves. I take apart the kimono, wash the pieces and then the fun part, follow where the fabric takes me. This beautiful old kimono had flowers and leaves sprinkled around, looking perfect together. But as I spent time […]
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ACC San Francisco 2017

Where would you want to go if your city’s forecast was for 106 degrees? How about San Francisco? High of 70? The American Craft Council’s San Francisco’s Show landed on the perfect weekend. I escaped Portland’s high temperatures for 3 wonderful days in one of my favorite cities. In such a fantastic venue, Fort Mason. […]
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New for ACC SF 2017

Next weekend, August 4-6, I’ll be in San Francisco for the American Craft Show. With a view of the Golden Gate Bridge, at the very cool Fort Mason, I’ll be right up front in booth #103, with all my new jackets, skirts and blouses. Like this one from a beautiful old kimono, disassembled and rearranged […]
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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 theĀ 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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