Vive la France

Vive la France

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It has been a cold and snowy winter in Portland this year. I’m glad the promise of spring is coming closer. There is a very exciting thing I will be experiencing in April. I want to share with you. I have been holding it in because I thought if I mentioned anything too soon it would disappear. Silly I know, but I have to tell myself it’s really happening. I am finally going to use my passport and travel to Lauris, France!! I will be doing a residency at the Couleur Garance with master dyer Michel Garcia. This is a garden association where they make tinctures and dyes. I feel so honored to be part of this process and have the opportunity to absorb everything I can from a master and his association. Of course I will be documenting everything and sharing on my blog posts. Really, this is the most exciting thing that has happened to me in a life time.

In lieu of my trip I have been furiously finishing my collection for 2017 so I can document it in France for a launch on soon after I return.

I thought I would take a moment to share with you some of the things I have been creating in the RAW Textiles studio……………..

2017-02-08 18.54.16-1This year I am going to be creating a digital printed pattern. One of the swatches on my ‘work in progress’ board will become that print. Can you guess which one?

Fold and roll technique inspired from itijamie shibori


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Katano with onion and copper. I’m still working on perfecting this one…….2017-02-16 18.02.32

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