Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sunday Introspective

The scope of my ambition has considerably narrowed over time. There was a time when my brand was more widely known in my targeted market. I marveled at the notoriety and success I had found through following my impulse to create, be self-sustaining and, along the way, create a few modest job opportunities for fellow artisans. The marketing and promotion, however, took over my life to an unwelcome extent, to the point of frustration and dissatisfaction that undermined my creativity. Fast forward nearly a decade: My artisanal efforts nowadays mainly indulge my compulsion to make stuff with my hands, and hopefully pay for the habit. Sales are fine, and my studio is alive with newly dyed colorful fiber waiting to be worked. 

Just made this piece for a special order.  Enjoying the simple pleasures of color, texture, play of light. 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Summer Accessories 2014: Scarf, Shawl, Jewelry

Light and airy on a fresh white silk base

Red with Blue for All Seasons
Handpainted Silk Scarf with Cracked Agate Nuggets Necklace
Vibrant Color
 SOLD OUT:  Festival Necklace: Silver, charms & semi-precious stones

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Painted Shawls and Scarves

These were painted with thickened fiber-reactive dyes on dress-weight rayon jersey fabric. Techniques include freehand painting and block-printing.

Shibori techniques on various silk and linen scarves:

Various freehand painted techniques and controlled color-bleeds on silk:


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Smashing Scarves: New Direction for 2014


Two shawls in one:  The first photo shows the fused merino collage on the face, and the second photo shows the ruched effect on the reverse side.  This is the the direction I am headed in 2014.  Now available only at Blue Luna Boutique in Kirkland, Washington, and through my Vavoosh store on Etsy.

My pieces are one-of-a-kind creations. Inquiries for this #AS-54 shawl should be directed to Blue Luna Boutique