I have always been fascinated with textiles. While living in the PNW I learned about traditional Japanese cotton and bast fiber fabrics and developed a love for these textiles. After moving to NC I now have the ability to grow my own cotton, ramie, and indigo in my garden and gather wisteria, kudzu and other fibers and dyes from the local environment. I also collect antique and vintage fabrics from Japan, China, and South East Asia and I love learning about traditional methods of creating hand spun and hand woven textiles. These handmade textiles show an attention to detail and a grit not often found today.