Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Victor Jacoby Textile Collection - The Rose
See the slide show below for more of this Collection and many more Fiber Fair photos.

Carin and Gail

The Natural Fiber Fair in it's new location, Arcata CA. Community Center, hosted an array of vendors that filled the rooms with creativity and the most splendid gathering of goods for the fiber enthusiast.  A show that seems to step it up to another level each year.   You can read more about their workshops vendors and features on their website . .
Be sure to go if you are anywhere near the North Coast next September.
Carin Engen, an outrageously talented fiber artist herself, was the vendor chairman.  
Can't imagine a better job being done.  Workshops are another grand highlight of the show.

Laura and her artful basket weaving
Indigo Shibori - with April Sproule & Linda Hartshorn

Each year
the Hmong women of Vietnam
make new silk embroidery jacket collars
for each of their family members.
The collars fade.  Each year they are removed.   And replaced.
The faded collars are not discarded, but instead sewn to hats made of indigo dyed cottons.  
I was certain . . even tho too small for my head . . that the one shown here was made just for me.   So now,  it is mine.
It will sit in my studio . . inspiring all who see it.
Until one of my grandaughters catch sight of it . . 
oh how they love to wear hats !
From "Above The Fray" booth.
The glorious hand dyed woven silk ribbon is from
Julie Mueller-Brown.
See more in the slideshow below.

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