A group of Spring jackets ready for the big ACC Baltimore Craft Show.
In the spirit of Mottainai, [Japanese for ‘waste nothing’] each is from a repurposed and recycled kimono, taken apart and rearranged into new shapes and forms.
A gorgeous coral silk pieced to emphasize the soaring cranes.
Cranes are one of my favorites. It’s not just that they are beautiful, but it’s also what they symbolize; happiness, eternal youth and good fortune.
So many cranes, enough to cover the back too.
A very pretty pink shibori silk covered with pussy willows.
I added little beads for extra sparkle, like dew drops.
Last but not least, two doves sitting in a tree covered with cherry blossoms.
In honor of Valentine’s day, doves for love, fidelity, new beginnings and peace.
They are my wishes to all of you, especially love and peace.