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IT'S BEGINING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

It's that lovely time of year again when we start to think about that perfect something for that special someone. For me it means putting everythi...

BANANA PECAN LOAF

One of my favorite appliances in the kitchen these days is the slow cooker. Not only is it easier on energy but I can rustle something up pretty ...

NEW CRAFT COALITION FALL SHOW + SALE

Folks, this is a great venture that I've had the honor of being a part of for the last 2 years.  We've accomplished so much over such a short pe...

A BUSY SUMMER IN THE STUDIO

When developing surface design patterns, I start the whole process in my sketchbook. What that looks like for me, is a few sessions of making marks...

THE ANATOMY OF A SURFACE DESIGN PATTERN

I’m so honored to be a part of UPPERCASE magazines Surface Design Pattern Guide. So being inspired by the upcoming issue #21, it’s only fitting tha...

SUMMER RESIDENCY FOR TEXTILES AND SILKSCREEN PRINTING

Over the last 3 years I have participated in this great residency that is organized by a local fiber/textiles cooperative called 'Contextural'. It'...

INSPIRATION - TOWNSHIP LIFE

As part of our drawing workshops I passed out ten disposable cameras and the participants were asked to take thirteen photos each - of township lif...

SPECIAL PROJECTS - KWA-DABEKA TOWNSHIP

In 2011 I headed back home to Durban, South Africa.  While visiting I wanted to get involved perhaps teach a workshop or volunteer.  I planned to b...

INSPIRATION - MARIMEKKO

I remember the first time I heard about the fabric prints of Marimekko.  A friend had found some vintage Marimekko prints at the Salvation Army and...

INSPIRATION - FLOOR MOSAICS IN ITALY

Husband and I just got home from a visit to Italy.  One thing I could never tire of - besides the food and coffee - were the floors.  You can not l...

INSPIRATION - LOOKING UP

After last weeks post focusing on the floors and mosaics in Italy, I thought it would only be fitting to follow up with a post about ‘looking up’....

ALL HAIL BRITISH DESIGN - LUCIENNE DAY

Here in the studio I have been preparing to print our summer 2013 textile collection.  In light of all that is going on in the studio it seems onl...