Thursday, February 27, 2014

My tablet

I got my Wacom tablet yesterday, I can't wait to try it out on a new project I'm working on. I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Forestbound uses exclusively found and salvaged textiles to create a line of durable, utilitarian tote bags. More here.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Bedding design

Another assignment for my textile design class was to create coordinating patterns using water colors for bedding collection. The image reference and the color palette was given by my instructor, you can see them on the last photo, the images on the left and color on the right. • The first photo is a fitted sheet, the second and third are sham designs, the fourth is a border for a duvet cover, and the last one is playing with the shapes and creating new arrangements and interest. • My inspiration for the collection came from a kaleidoscope and mirrored images, I wanted to create a world of dreams and fantasy.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Modern barkcloth

This is my interpretation of a modern barkcloth, seaweed, kelp and coral. • Hand drawn and painted with gauche. Manipulated in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


I NEED to get a Wacom tablet for my textile designs and my drawing experiments. I'm looking to at the Intuos medium. You can check them all out here. Any suggestions?

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Domestic Construction

Trish Andersen and Maureen Walsh founded Domestic Construction with the belief that there is no limit to what one can create... Find out more about their wonderful work here.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

New book: Tie-Dye: Dye It, Wear It, Share It

Just got Shabd Simon-Alexander's book Tie-dye: dye it, wear it, share it. It has a lot of information about this ancient art of dying. I enjoy reading it and can't wait to start my own projects. I contacted Shabd about a dying workshop in LA, I hope to see her here soon. I'll keep you posted.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Bedding sneak peek

Another project for my textile design class. Three coordinating patterns utilizing watercolor technique for bedding collection developed from art reference supplied by my instructor.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Lue Kikuchi

Beautiful handcrafted metalwork by Lue Kikuchi.

Mini turkish delight cookies

A great recipe by Orna and Ella, you can find it here in Hebrew. I hope to translate the recipe to English soon. The cookies are so good, they melt in your mouth.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Barkcloth sneak peek

These underwater plants and corals are the inspiration for my barkcloth design, maybe not a traditional barkcloth, but one that will make me happy. The illustrations are from the book Cabinet of Natural Curiosities.


Barkcloth is a versatile material that was once common in Asia, Africa, Indonesia, and the Pacific. Barkcloth comes primarily from trees of the Moraceae family. It is made by beating sodden strips of the fibrous inner bark of these trees into sheets, which are then finished into a variety of items. Many texts that mention "paper" clothing are actually referring to barkcloth. Painted barkcloths were originally clothing, to be worn and discarded. Many of the designs draw on tattooing (in New Guinea) or skin painting (in the Ituri rainforest of Central Africa). Today, what is commonly called 'barkcloth' is a soft, thick, slightly textured fabric, so named because it has a rough surface like that of tree bark. This barkcloth is usually made of densely woven cotton fibers. Historically, the fabric has been used in home furnishings, such as curtains, drapery, upholstery, and slipcovers. It is often associated with 1940s-through-1960s home fashions, particularly in tropical, abstract, "atomic" and "boomerang" prints, the last two themes being expressed by images of atoms with neutrons whirling, and by the boomerang shape which was very popular in mid-century cocktail tables and fabrics all-cotton rhino cloth or standard barkcloth. • One of my assignments is to reinvent a traditional design in the spirit of barkcloth from the 40's and 50's. I'm drawn to the earlier period of decorated backcloths, so simple and graphic.