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…)
A few favorites from my latest batch of marbled scarves, now in the shop -
Here’s how it all went down: the marbling process for a couple hundred linen napkins. Now available at Terrain!
These limited edition marbled linen napkins I created for Terrain are now available online and in stores!
image by Terrain
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!
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!
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!
Book Arts 101
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.
The result of many days of marbling, these new scarves and dinner napkins are now available! Each and every piece is a unique monoprint made by hand. Holiday shoppers can find my wares online at The Shop and Etsy, or at:
235 Wesmintster Street, Providence RI (hours)
Opening Party December 6th, 5-9pm!
26 W 8th Street, New York NY (hours)
Get ready for gifting at the Textile Arts Center’s holiday after-workshops! After each of these one-night workshops in the Manhattan studio you’ll have learned a new crafting skill and created a beautiful handmade gift. Woven trivets, felted wall art, leather belts….check out the whole lineup and register here. I’ll be teaching a leather journal workshop on December 18th!