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Out and back

I made the belt on a whim, because I happened to have four feet of canvas-covered felt left from another project. Four feet! That's a long way to embroider, all the way out and back, then out aga...

Like a prayer

  I have been wanting to try my hand at Japanese Sashiko stitching, an ancient technique of reinforcing clothing with geometrical patterns of small stitches. Few people actually use Sashiko to me...

The little sewing basekt

The little sewing basket caught my attention at a church rummage sale a couple of weeks back. It was near the exit, stuck between an armoire and a child's desk. "It's calling your name," one of t...

The wool shoes

My Dad wears wool houseshoes. It's an old habit from his years spent in Northern France. The shoes are too hot for the Mediterranean climate but my Dad doesn't care. He is a thrifty dude too. Mos...

The first step

Nine years ago, I took two weeks of vacation to attend a color theory workshop at the Jung Center of Houston. I was the first to arrive every day for class and the last to leave. I used up three ...

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