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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. 

Huffington Post

I was thrilled to have been recently interviewed for the Huffington Post style blog by a local writer Catherine Garvin.  The article was a three part post and we had a photoshoot especially for the occasion.  You can view the first article here.  The creative team was brilliant and the

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

New Work

I have been getting geared up for my new collection for Fall / Winter 2013 but this time around I am not making lingerie.  I feel a little lost and lonely about it but actually when I cut my job list down I find there is more time to develop

Spring Lingerie Sale

R.A.W. Textiles is cleaning out the closets. We’re making room as we refocus our efforts in textile design. So all those lovely lingerie pieces are being marked to sell. We need you to empty all the hangers during a three day sale on May 9, 10, and 11th from 12pm

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

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

Psyche – Fashion Show

This last weekend Branch and Birdie hosted a fashion show for my new collection “Psyche”.  After the show we walked over to R.A.W. Textiles and celebrated the collection launch and mine and Daniel Medina’s Birthday.  I have these pictures to share…… Thank you Pastry Girl, Daniel Medina ( makeup) ,