To an online emporium where you'll find
hand sewn and naturally dyed items,
Hand crafted notebooks,
and a passion for embroidery.
To be a part of a generation which has the joy of learning and searching about our past has enriched my life, thanks to technology.
We get a chance to see what fiber arts our ancestors left us,
and build upon that driving force that gravitates us to everything
textile, tactile, and tangible.
For the past 20 years, there has always seemed to be a
needle and thread at hand.
The fundamental tools that can drive one to spend 100's of hours
playing, experimenting, manipulating, and producing.
"How did all those beads end up on that dress?"
My 15 year old technical mind pondered.
So began the pursuance of patience, stitch by stitch.
Thankfully, living in San Francisco at the time
offered valuable resources such as
a lace museum in Berkeley, second hand book stores,
independent bead and fabric shops,
and most importantly
local performers to collaborate on costumes with.
Thus started a life long friendship with
textiles and embroidery.
Naturally dying fiber came about during a time
when supplies were scarce
yet, Mother Nature was abundant.
when tunnel visioned, a diversion is a blessing.
Visually opening up color spectrums
and enhancing perceptions beyond imagination.
Resew a broken stitch,
Revive a faded hue,
is not a thing to do.