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Hello Again

I have taken a long hiatus! I started this blog as a chronicle of my daily walks and my love affair with San Francisco. The daily walks were physical therapy for a lower back injury – I have long since healed up, and don’t make quite as much time for walks of many miles as I used to, but I’m still in love with the city I call home. 498 more words


Inspired by: Classic Botanicals

Is there anything more timeless than a grouping of botanical prints? What could be more timeless than nature in such a pure form. I am a fan of any design element that brings the outside in — large windows, dutch doors, … 160 more words


Upcycled jeans and floral print patchwork

I love the combination of aged denim with floral print cotton. The prints from The Kaffe Fassett Collective are absolutely gorgeous and I enjoyed selecting nine, predominantly pink, pieces for this cushion design. 586 more words

Dyeing Silk with Brazilwood Shavings

My friend and master violin bow maker Lee Guthrie gave me some shavings from Brazilian Pernambuco wood, which makes a stunning crimson red dye. Known as Brazilwood by dyers and favored by bow makers, it’s also an historically important dye material.  168 more words

Eco Printing

Trending - Botanical Prints

As you may , or may not, know the Pantone colour of the year is ‘greenery’ and evidence of this can be seen everywhere. You can see bright, bold, botanical prints in every major interiors store! 225 more words


Eco Printing with Tropical Leaves

At the end of January I again had the opportunity to combine a winter vacation with eco printing in Mexico. I stayed at my Minnesota friends’ house in Puerto Morelos (a small beachfront town just south of Cancun) in exchange for sharing some new techniques I’ve learned in the past year with their Mexican artisan friend, Angelica. 83 more words

Eco Printing

Eucalyptus Color Tests for Eco Printing

I love to experiment!  It takes a certain amount of discipline and organization, but I’m always glad when I take the time. I mostly use my local leaves for eco printing, but I also love the colors and shapes of Eucalyptus leaves and seeds. 394 more words

Eco Printing