Natural Dye Showcase Exhibit-Mendocino Art Center Bojagi

I thought I had enough time but the traffic was slow on the way.... But we arrived at 3:55pm for the 4pm gallery talk.

Mendocino Art Center in Mendocino

The Natural Dye Showcase exhibit, juried by Yoshiko Wada

My coffee and tea dyed jogakbo, Awakening was selected and I was honored to be there with these wonderful artists.

All the artworks have one thing in common, Natural Dye.

I saw indigo, persimmon, coffee, tea, other dyes from natural sources such as plant, mineral and insects...

Hyonjeong Kim, Korean art curator in Asian Art Museum didn't mind 4+ hours of long drive to cheer me up!
Yoshiko Wada talked about traditional and sustainable practice in fashion and textiles.

Mendocino's beautiful surrounding made me feel very calm and my tired body was recharged by creative energy.

Next spring, I am going to teach bojagi workshop at the very same town, very same creative place-MAC!

Until then, keep on stitching!

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August 3rd, 2105! Watch me on the show!

I was very lucky to meet Alex Anderson at the Amador Valley Quilters workshop. She invited me to her website's video show. You can watch the segment about me and my bojagi. More details coming up!

YouTube trailer is here,

And here's the website!

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Italian Beauty Life

There are so many things I appreciated while I was in Italy. Foods, Wine, History, Flowers, Arts and Architecture..... 

But one afternoon was purely spent to admire this Italian beauty, Burano lace! Tiny island covered with colorful houses is known for its lacemaking and countless laceshops. It took 40 minutes of vaporetto (boat bus) ride from Venezia. Burano lace museum shows the island's lace heritage and I wish I could stay a whole day to look at these old laces and the history. 

There were two elegant nonne in the second floor of the museum and they were making laces with traditional way. An Italian family came and asked questions about the lace making and these nonne explained just like they sing ( I loved to hear this conversation even though I couldn't understand a single word. Italian is such a beautiful language to hear :)

Lace shopping was one thing that I did without asking any questions to myself. I just went into the lace shop right next to the small cafe that I had a delicious lunch and fell in love with the whole store. I bought some for myself and got a few for gift and bought some more for my self again. Now I am back in California and regretting that I didn't buy those beautiful handkerchief and a linen shirt and a scarf.... Good thing that I got a book at the lace museum. I wish I could go back and learn lace making from those nonne.

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