Quick updates for the holiday season

So much to do! On a whim, I offered to host a craft show/open studio December 15th here at Huckleberry House, which means putting together a group of local crafters and setting up tables just about everywhere throughout my home, but I’m looking forward to it. The house is a 1950’s cottage on a tree-lined…

Stitch n’ Bitch

Now that I have a dedicated studio space, several sewing machines and a living room all to myself, I’ll be hosting a weekly Stitch n’ Bitch in the San Francisco East Bay area. If you’ve got an urge to get crafty on Tuesday evenings and would like to join in, RSVP and let me know…

If you’re in San Francisco tomorrow

Just a quick reminder, I’ll have a booth at the 6th Annual Asian Heritage Street Festival in San Francisco, CA Saturday, May 15. Please come by, try on a kimono and say hello if you’re in the area!

Focus on Indigo part III, tsutsugaki kimono

I met Vicki Shiba of Mill Valley, CA last year during my first visit to the Arts of Pacific Asia Show in SF. She’s a soft spoken woman with a sharp intellect and a dazzling collection of antiques. She had several pieces worthy of mention in her booth, and I have chosen two that I…

Focus on Indigo part I, Samurai Vest

note: Clicking on any of the images here will give you a larger image so you can see the details more clearly. While I have always had a love for all things indigo, this was the first piece at the Arts of Pacific Asia Show in San Francisco this month that inspired me to reach…

Feeling a tad overwhelmed

After two weekends spent surrounded by the sort of beautiful textiles and antiques you’d expect to find in a museum or private collection and being able to not only photograph them, but actually touch them, I find myself with pages of handwritten notes and innumerable photographs to sort through (I stopped counting and just try…

Must be a change in the weather…

It is definitely starting to look like summer in San Francisco. For those of you not acquainted with Mark Twain’s famous adage, “the coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco,” let me tell you now just how true it is. Our typically mild winter was followed by a brief, hot spring…