Category Archives: Ideas

Drunken Temari Balls

Historically, temari were constructed from the remnants of old kimonos. Pieces of silk fabric would be wadded up to form a ball, and then the wad would be wrapped with strips of fabric. As time passed, traditional temari became an art, with the functional stitching becoming more decorative and detailed, … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Collaboration

RE– THINKING, VAMPING, VOLVING, ORGANIZING, ADJUSTING

It’s been a while, and it will be more of a while as I circulate through my “RE” phase. I have had much to ponder as I shuffle through the shifting scenarios of the past month. I am not gone yet, and I hope to have words and images before … Continue Reading…

Stash Reduction/Stash Expansion: ZYG in 2012

How to achieve ZYG–Zero Yarn Growth:

I don’t have a huge yarn stash, but I certainly do have one. Over the years, one acquires yarn to precious to use up or trade away. Because I have moved 3 times in as many years, I have de-stashed quite a bit, but … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Fiber, In the Studio, Weaving Philosophy

Involved in my Work


I’ve been working on getting ready to show some of my woven paper. I need to present a short bio with a picture. Most of my pictures seem to focus more on my cloth weaving, and it was suggested that I find an image that relates to the work I … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Exhibition

Origami Boxorama


In searching for the perfect little square box to house the 72 mini self portraits, I recalled some little folded boxes I learned to make at a Seattle Weavers Guild (hands-on) meeting. Interestingly enough, I brought one with me in my recent move. I must have known I would need … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Photography, Photoshop

Dalai Lama Weaving and Sunflowers

Although I brought the Dalai Lama weaving with me on my trip to the East Coast, I didn’t show it around very much.

But when I got to these magical fields…well, you get the picture.



Whenever I feel overwhelmed with the move, I look at this picture and can’t help … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Nature, On the Road

Words Cannot Describe…..


There is so much to “tell”, but I am starting off with the “show” part—enjoy!

These are the last 5 pictures in the series, something besides me decided I am supposed to show the last pictures first.

From the natural-dyed silk warp to the recycled cashmere weft, each thread was … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Color Horoscope Weaving, Garden of 1000 Buddhas, Photography

Garden of 1,000 Buddhas Part 1.mov

My dear friend Roberta sent me this little movie a couple of months ago. After watching it, I decided to Weave the Dalai Lama’s horoscope as donation to help raise money for the completion of the garden. Once I made this decision, my life began to change in ways I … Continue Reading…

Also posted in On the Road, Service

Making a Memory


When I lost my very dear friend, Sue, I wanted to create a “memory words” wall piece to present to her mother.

At the memorial service, I collected a list of memory words.

PRECIOUS JOY, SWEET SOUL, BELIEVING MIRROR, GIFTED SPIRIT, SINCERITY, PEACEFUL, BEAUTIFUL PERSON, SPECIAL, LOVING, CARING, GENTLE, SOFT … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Woven Words

Happy Birthday to Me!

I’m weaving away on my Birthday. (and it is going along really well!). One of the very best things about ikat-like warps in plain weave is the delight in watching a design unfold. Since I never make a sketch ahead of time, I am surprised at every inch, so much … Continue Reading…

Also posted in Greeting Cards, Photography, Photoshop, Woven Words