Sunday, January 21, 2018

New Location FOR ME at Cherry Blossom

The Cherry Blossom festival is just two weeks away - its the first Saturday in February in Waimea. Some of the blossoms are already out so I hope the rest of them can wait until February so we are covered in pink!

IMPORTANT:  This year I'm no longer at the quilt show. Instead I'll be at the Kamuela Farmer's Market at Pukalani Stables. Its just one block behind the Parker Ranch shopping Center and an easy walk from all the activities.  It opens earlier than the festival (7:30 am) and closes earlier (1:00pm).

UPDATE: The farmer's market will be an official stop on the Cherry Blossom shuttle bus so no need to walk to visit us. The bus will drop you off right at the market!

I'll be right upfront as you enter the market gate, sharing a booth with Lorane and her quilts. She has also moved from her spot at the Quilt Show to the Farmer's Market.

Here are directions for those not familiar with this market.

Looking forward to seeing all of you there. I'll have lots of scarves in various sizes and colors, shrugs, wraps and some new designs this year, plus socks and leggings to keep you warm.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Na Makua Christmas Fair

Thanks to everyone who stopped by and everyone who organized this year's show. It was a great show! 

Its time for the Made in Hawaii Festival

Blaisdell Center
Booth 111
Friday August 18 10-9
Saturday August 19 10-9
Sunday August 20 10-5

Stop by and see our Infinity Scarves, Wraps, Silk Shibori Scarves, Devore Scarves, Shrugs,
 Ohe Kapala Silk Scarves and super soft and comfy bamboo socks and footies

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Prepping for the Merrie Monarch Hawaiian Arts Fair

The Merrie Monarch Festival is just about six weeks away and I'm furiously trying to produce enough work for the four-day fair.  This is my first time as a vendor at the show so I want to be prepared.

Here are some of the ohe kapala scarves we'll have available for sale. I did the dyeing on these and Amy did the stamping.

These are hand dyed silk crepe scarves hand stamped with a hand-carved bamboo stamp. Washable in cool water and a little shampoo.

Look for us in booth #61 in the Civic Auditorium!  

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Getting Ready for Cherry Blossom

The annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Waimea is coming up on the first Saturday in February and I've been spending all my time getting products ready for the show. I'm lucky to be located inside the Town Hall, across from Kahilu Theatre, as part of the Hawaiian Quilt show.

Socks sucking up the dye.

Leggings in process, basking in the sun.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Ice Dyed Leggings

Ice dyeing works great for all sorts of thing from fabric for quilting to articles of clothing. Last year I started making ice-dyed leggings to sell at the holiday craft fairs. Now every time I wear mine, I attract a new customer.

One of the best things about ice dyeing is that, because the design is created as the ice melts and the dye drips onto the fabric, each one is totally unique. Different shapes and sizes of ice create different patterns. And often the dyes that are composed of many different colors split out and you get all sorts of colors you didn't expect. So you need to have no expectations when you ice dye, although you can get particular patterns depending on how you scrunch or fold the fabric before you add the ice and the dye,