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Friday, April 22, 2016

Sweet surprise

We made this segment 2 years ago and I was very happy to be a part of this quilt community. I got a copy of whole 17th season, 13 episodes on four DVDs! Thanks Alex and Ricky!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Creative distraction

One Sunday afternoon, I treat myself with this fun workshop taught by Kristine Vejar. (She is very cool!)

And I spent a fun afternoon at the Botanical Garden in Berkeley with other people who are eager to dip their hands in this indigo vat.

I got some interesting fabrics with resist marks and a scarf. Last year when I took a shibori workshop from Ana Lisa Hedstrom, she taught how to use machine stitches to make a resist pattern. So I did my homework before I left home. I machine stitched on silk+wool blend scarf. And toss it into a boiling black tea. Then I stitched little more to keep that tea color. And I put this into the indigo vat.
Voila! Here's my cool scarf~

At home, I tried to make my own indigo vat and dyed more fabrics. Some worked well but not everything turned out great.... I will have to try more!

Despite the weak indigo vat, I got another scarf to my wardrobe. Now I need to start a new bojagi project using my indigo dyed fabrics. No more distraction until I finish this project!

Weekend in beautiful Mendocino

I packed and checked my list twice and drove to Mendocino on Friday morning. It took me good 4 hours to get there. Anticipation worked like strong coffee :) 

Mendocino Art Center is located in this beautiful coastal town.

I was staying in the RAC's housing and enjoyed my surroundings.
The textile studio was well equipped (even though I didn't need all those wonderful equipments for fabric dye....) and well lit with natural light.

I unpacked my stuff to prepare 2 days of fun workshop.
I met very artistic group of people and we enjoyed each other's company and I shared my passion about Bojagi.

At the end of the day, I walked down to the place that I can see sunset. It was another grateful moment. I love what I do and that leads me to another path always. Next, where should I go and who will I meet?