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Stories behind the work

Dear friends,

In this email, you will get stories behind the new work and see my upcoming show schedule. Grab a cup of tea and enjoy these insights.

"Currents" Coat with Waterfall Scarf

Ask me about my handwoven garments, and I'll tell you about the stories, thoughts, and philosophy woven into them, in addition to the fiber content, color name, and size. For instance, this new blue coat, "Currents" is a story of water flowing around rocks. It is a reminder to let stress flow around us. The "Waterfall Scarf" represents the mighty cascading waterfalls in the Pacific Northwest.

Nothing makes me happier than cutting handwoven fabric for garments. Like a skilled woodworker who knows how to work with the grain of wood, I have experience cutting handwoven cloth. Although my college training was in clay, I see similarities between a slab of clay and newly washed and dried handwoven yardage fresh off the clothesline. Cloth can be shaped and textured just like clay.

Looking at cloth this way opens up all sorts of possibilities. The journey of weaving yards and yards of cloth often means there are flaws or small imperfections along the way, but like the philosophy in this new coat, I find ways to use those imperfections or cut around them. Just like water around rocks.


Show Schedule

March 7-10, Rags Wearable Art, Show and Sale, 1701 Alexander Ave E, Fife, WA 98424

April 28-30, Gathering of the Guilds, Portland Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Blvd Hall A, Portland, OR

June 28-30, Open Studio Tour, Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367

August 23-25, Art in the High Desert, Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia St, Bend, OR 97702

(Pending notification) Aug. 31, Sept. 1-2, Art in the Pearl, North Park Blocks, Portland, OR

(Pending Notification) Sept. 6-8, St. Louis Art Fair, Clayton, MO

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