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Studio Moving Sale

Change comes in many forms and sometimes when you are not ready or not expecting it to unfold as it does.  The best thing to do is ride the wave and not cling to what you perceive to be truth.  The truth is now and so is the future. I

Daydream

Spring is in the air and here in the Pacific Northwest that means rain followed by beautiful warm sunny days.  These types of days are perfect for daydreaming.  At the R A W Textiles studio I have been preparing to share my newest collection for Spring and Summer with you. 

From the Inside Out

This summer I am thrilled to be part of an exhibit at Jacoby Art Center with four other fiber artist that work with natural dyes and processes.  The show is titled “From the Inside Out”.  My contribution to the show will be part of a series that I have started

Hawks Eye

Using natural dye is much like alchemy.  But instead of turning lead into gold I turn iron and decomposing plants into beautiful colors.  There are so many combinations with simple ingredients that can be transformed it is magical. I have been working on many new pattern designs for my new

Process, Colors, and Results

Its that time of year again when the sun warms the air and heats the black tar pavement.  Perfect time to stuff and fold bundles for composting.  I have been composting textiles for many years but it seems that for the last two I have really focused on this process

Narrative

Spring has bloomed before my eyes.  The air smells thick of daphne and hyacinth.  Who can complain about that?  Maybe those with allergies and those who are still dealing with snow.  Well take some nettles and wait for the snow to melt. I recently installed a show at a gallery

Unmentionable – Fashion Show

In early February I was in a lingerie fashion show at this quaint venue;                                 “The Secret Society“.  At the time I had just released my collection and was not planning on having my own show.  There were floral head pieces made by my favorite flower diva , Starflower, that made

Star Stoned

I was recently asked to loan garments for a photoshoot that would be taken on the last of the dry fall weather in Portland.  Shot at the magic hour by the talented Christine Shields and styled by Kate Rutter and Jill Mason. With models Meredith Adelaide and Maddie Witte. Featuring

Autumn Bliss

It has been awhile since I last posted.  I have been working on my new collection and new textile designs lately, plus my garage at home needed a new roof and being the do it yourself type my husband and I plus family, took on that project.  Just in time

Natures Oven

It seems that every year about this time heat waves across the country.  Most people run inside and hide in an air-conditioned room or go to the beach and soak the sun for its vital vitamin D.  I take this time each year to compost as much as I can