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 into a new trench coat.
For good luck, cranes and fans and pine trees and ocean waves.
The fabrics from the pieced jacket below were from old, unwearable meisen kimonos. After I took them apart and washed them, each had enough usable fabric for a jacket or coat. Then all the leftover scraps from those projects were added to my stash [these fabrics, even the smallest pieces, are too beautiful to throw out]. When there were enough, I pieced them together into this jacket.
2 very cool meisen silks from older kimonos sewn into a full skirt and a short sleeved blouse.
A detail, so you can really see these gorgeous silks.
And all the leftover pieces from this skirt and blouse?
They’ve been carefully put away, waiting to reappear in a future project.
These and many others, all at Fort Mason next weekend.
See you there!