Yes, bad form to have so much pigment falling. But it is pretty anyway.
April 10, 2014
March 24, 2014
I spent an afternoon playing around with papers, inks, and best of all experimental additives for my upcoming suminagashi workshop at TAC. So much fun, and very relaxing, to watch the patterns build and gradually transform. Then to pull a monoprint of a split second in time, the forces and chemical reactions frozen in amazing, intricate, and surprising patterns.
TAC Manhattan Studio
26 West 8th Street
Monday April 7 & Wednesday April 9
March 17, 2014
I’ve moved into my own studio. IT’S AMAZING. Sorry I don’t have any photos of the actual space to share – not until it’s all arranged and settled into and I’ve finished sewing the awesome curtains – But I can share the results of my redoubled labor. I am so productive! Marbling papers, and using some to bind matching guest book & photo album sets.
February 18, 2014
A shiny new updated wholesale list is now available by request, including books, marbled ribbon, and scarves. It is designed purposefully with a low minimum order, so don’t be shy, drop me a line!
(Incidentally, isn’t the new marbled ribbon delightful? Coming to the shop soon…)
February 17, 2014
February 1, 2014
January 31, 2014
These limited edition marbled linen napkins I created for Terrain are now available online and in stores!
image by Terrain
January 27, 2014
I’ve drawn up some sashiko embroidery patterns for the workshop I recently taught, and thought I’d make a few available for download here.
sashiko pattern 1 (seven treasures)
sashiko pattern 2 (horned tortoise shell)
sashiko pattern 3 (hemp leaves)
sashiko pattern 4 (ocean wave)
These patterns are based on the traditional Japanese designs of tessellating geometric forms. Each measures 8×8″ and can be printed directly onto tear-away stabilizer for embroidering over. This is the perfect size for a little zokin (dust rag), or the pattern can be tiled for a larger piece. I have demonstrated the stitch length and alignment with the dashed lines in portions of each pattern, and once you’ve gotten the hang of it you can carry on with the correct spacing. The only trick is to keep your stitches even in each line segment, and the intersections clean. These are just a few of the very many beautiful historical sashiko patterns, each with its own story and significance. Enjoy!
January 3, 2014
Happy New Year! Hoping everyone enjoyed lovely holidays. We had a fantastic snowy hike on the ridge, and I may have finally recovered from holiday burnout. New projects are underway, and upcoming workshops can now be found right here, in the upper left!
November 14, 2013
I am very excited to announce the upcoming workshop Book Arts 101 at the Textile Arts Center. This is a class for anybody who loves textiles and wants to explore book arts, or book artists who want to expand their repertoire of fiber skills. We will be binding basic non-adhesive structures, but delving into big ideas over the course of 4 Sunday classes. As if the promise of awesome handouts and a slideshow are not tempting enough, students have access to open studio hours at TAC during all 4 weeks of class. Sign up here!
Textile Arts Center, 505 Carroll Street, Brooklyn
Sundays 11:00-2:00, January 12 – February 2
Explore the basics in this course that looks at bookbinding as a fluid and expressive art form – and one that dovetails with fiber arts!
Students will learn the fundamental vocabulary and tools of bookbinding as we create 5 non-adhesive books. By viewing the book as an interaction rather than an object, and paper as a fiber rather than a surface, students will be able to connect textile and book arts. Each book model will explore the opportunities for this connection through techniques including embroidery, needle weaving, natural dyeing, and resist techniques.