we are fortunate that our local farm stand has chickens and ducks with fresh eggs. right down the street here in the city. they have their own little mini orchard to wander in and all the veggie scraps they can eat. sometimes I get to go in and collect my own eggs.
and say thank you.
also, this old makiage sampler was undyed-discharged. stitched on black cotton-discharged and quilted. a combination of hand and machine stitching. I discharged the arashi binding as well. came across it one day before the last trip up north and sewed on the binding. I learned a lot on this piece. my first makiage and first discharge piece.
so I kept it. now it will go and hang on Trevor’s wall in SF.
might not be any posts until early next week.
it’s basket weaving time this weekend and tomorrow is devoted to driving.
back Monday night sometime.
and the link
nothing like an image of boro printed on silk and sold at Barney’s for a season to honor the tradition.
eat and dye-
silk before over dyeing the kaki with indigo.
and a persimmon ginger tart for visitors today.
Well I think I forgot to upload yesterday’s video so I’ll do that now but also I did an update on the WordPress mobile application and it’s kind of buggy.
It’s making things difficult.
But moving on the last day or so has been all about working online and getting some blog posts done and some shop updates started.
I’m putting in place a reserve system for the large shawls as I can see that it could become problematic filling all the requests that I am getting for these pieces. Hopefully the reserve system will ease things a bit. It will also limit the number of pieces I can make to something reasonable without making myself crazy.
Also, people around me needing help that I can give them such as my friend who is opening a showroom in LA and is feeling overwhelmed. Spending time on the phone listening and offering some solutions. Hopefully my suggestions will simplify things for her.
So now I’m off to the studio to continue pole wrapping and dyeing for the day. Here’s yesterday’s video.