Print & Paint with Natural Dyes

Print & Paint with Natural Dyes

May 05, 2017
A workshop of printing and painting with natural dyes. So wonderful to attend another workshop at Maiwa Handprints!
Design Inspiration from Tilke's 'Costume Patterns and Designs'

Design Inspiration from Tilke's 'Costume Patterns and Designs'

May 02, 2017
I discovered this book and it's wonders many years ago in Duthie's Books; Vancouver's then-famous bookstore. It was a treasure to find since I had just come back from far-flung travels.
'Colours of Nature' with Charlotte Kwon

'Colours of Nature' with Charlotte Kwon

April 16, 2017
This amazing 4-day workshop was with master dyer Charlotte Kwon from Maiwa Handprints in Vancouver. An in-depth study and preparation of many different kinds of fabrics.
Black Gold

Black Gold

February 18, 2017
It was a fun night at Black Gold, an event put on by the University of Saskatchewan African Student's Association. Having my designs in the fashion show was appreciated and the students looked great.
Silk Taffeta - Dying with Indigo

Silk Taffeta - Dying with Indigo

February 06, 2017
Silk taffeta has a lot of beautiful qualities, one of which is sound. It makes a swish sound when you wear it - another dimension that makes this fabric so exotic.
Vintage and Collectable, Japanese Indigo Textiles

Vintage and Collectable, Japanese Indigo Textiles

January 17, 2017
I think when I really fell in love with indigo fabric was when I lived in Japan for almost two years during the mid-80's. It was becoming rare and collectable even at that time.
Christmas Eve in Athens

Christmas Eve in Athens

December 24, 2016
Many years ago I arrived in Athens and loved it so much I stayed for a year. My first Christmas away from home was a spent in this ancient city.
The Passing of Leonard Cohen

The Passing of Leonard Cohen

December 03, 2016
His music gave meaning and a ‘sense of place’ to hold and process the madness. “Leonard will get us through”, I thought – or me through.
African Mud-dying with Aboubakar Fofana

African Mud-dying with Aboubakar Fofana

October 25, 2016
I had the good fortune to attend a workshop with Aboubakar Fofana, which for me may be a once-in-a-lifetime thing. It's quite something to be able to spend time with one of the world's best known artisans. 
Woven Stories

Woven Stories

October 24, 2016
A fashion show in Saskatoon, SK, with my featured designs. The show focused on Slow Clothing, taking a look at some of the more thoughtful and intentional aspects of our clothing.