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One Sunday afternoon, I treat myself with this fun workshop taught by Kristine Vejar. (She is very cool!)

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And I spent a fun afternoon at the Botanical Garden in Berkeley with other people who are eager to dip their hands in this indigo vat.
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I got some interesting fabrics with resist marks and a scarf. Last year when I took a shibori workshop from Ana Lisa Hedstrom, she taught how to use machine stitches to make a resist pattern. So I did my homework before I left home. I machine stitched on silk+wool blend scarf. And toss it into a boiling black tea. Then I stitched little more to keep that tea color.  And I put this into the indigo vat. Voila! Here's my cool scarf~
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At home, I tried to make my own indigo vat and dyed more fabrics. Some worked well but not everything turned out great.... I will have to try more!
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Meanwhile, I boiled onion skin and dyed another machine stitched scarf. And then put it into an indigo vat. My indigo vat was pretty weak by then and my scarf only took a little bit of dye from it.
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Despite this weak indigo vat, I got another scarf to my wardrobe. Now I need to start a new bojagi project using my indigo dyed fabrics. No more distraction until I finish this project!






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Weekend in beautiful Mendocino Bojagi

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I packed and checked my list twice and drove to Mendocino on Friday morning. It took me good 4 hours to get there but didn't make me feel tired at all. Anticipation worked like strong coffee :) 

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Mendocino Art Center is located in this beautiful coastal town.

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I was staying in the RAC's housing and enjoyed my surroundings.

The textile studio was well equipped (even though I didn't need all those wonderful equipments for fabric dye....) and well lit with natural light.

I unpacked my stuff to prepare 2 days of fun workshop.

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I met very artistic group of people and we enjoyed each other's company and I shared my passion about Bojagi.

At the end of the day, I walked down to the place that I can see sunset. It was another grateful moment.  I love what I do and that leads me to another path always. Next, where should I go and who will I meet?

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Asian Art Museum 50th Anniversary part 2

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It was a pouring Saturday but 50th anniversary celebration was making the Asian Art Museum very festive and alive. I was there to lead/ help growing our community bojagi.

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Do you remember I started this project last fall? You can see how this bojagi is growing and holding more happy thoughts from museum visitors. During Saturday and Sunday our bojagi was fast growing and next time when I come back with this, you will see the finished one!

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