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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...

CONTEXTURAL RESIDENCY - REPEAT PRINTING ON FABRIC, SUMMER 2012

Seeing as the summer has been filled with printing - it seems that a post about the process is in order. For any of you folks out there that are i...