It Seems Like It Was All a Wonderful Dream

I peeked behind this beautiful curtain and what did I find?
The cloth of my fantasies...
...booty from faraway lands...
...patterns as far as my eyes could see.
Precious objects...

...books galore...
...glorious stitching.

Where else would one be unsurprised to find museum quality textiles adorning even the humble hot water heater in the bathroom?

I'm at the Maiwa Symposium, of course!

Taking the Memory Cloth workshop with Beverly Gordon, author of Textiles: The Whole Story, a book I raved about when it came out a couple of years ago.
She's a bit of a fairy godmother, sharing her wisdom and magic with a lucky few.
I'll show you what I made next post.


  1. You are a lucky duck. I wasn't in time to get into Maiwa this year. I'm looking forward to further posts.

  2. i hope to go to Maiwa one of these years. I am so glad that you were there. x

  3. Groan, i can never get through on the phone line...we'll have to live vicariously through you, so POST LOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

  4. Treasures indeed, lucky you. I still wear the linen jackets I bought from Maiwa nearly 20 years ago on a work trip to Vancouver

  5. OH MY GOSH! I clicked on your link, and I want to LIVE at Maiwa. So many wonderful artisans, and the opportunity to learn from them. Maybe next year I will be able to attend. Thanks so much for the link, and I look forward to seeing your creations!

  6. wow, look forward to seeing what you got up to!


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