Category: Good things

01 Sep

Experiments with Textile Dyeing

I am moving more towards upcycing, repairing, and redoing my clothing, and the latest tool I can use to do this is dyeing. I recently purchased the sleeveless top pictured here from Value Village but felt the original pink colour didn’t suit me. I decided to try dyeing it red to make it more suitable, and also […]

26 Aug

My Taiyaki Dreams Come True

The Richmond Night Market made me fall in love with fish shaped waffles (aka Taiyaki) filled with red bean paste, and for many years I’ve wanted a pan to make them at home. I had no clue where to buy one until my friend Barb acquired a pan a few years ago at Uwajimaya in Seattle. […]

19 Aug

Jill Pilon at Gibsons Public Art Gallery

I took the day off this past Monday to do a day trip to Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast with artist friends, Mary Anne Tateishi and Vanessa Lam. We went specifically to see a solo show of work by Jill Pilon at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery, but also fit in a few other things. […]

22 Jul

Sashiko Stitching and Embellishing Clothes

Summer is the time I break out the maker side projects, and often they are textile-related. Last year I made t-shirt yarn and braided rugs, and this year I’m improving my hand stitching. On the weekend I started with repairing a hole in a pair of Boris’ shorts using a piece of fabric and a […]

20 Jul

Designed to Speak

Designed to Speak is an outlet of inspiration for designers and design enthusiasts profiling creative people of all disciplines with the objective to help inspire and engage the design community. I did this interview all the way back in April 2014 with Trevor Jansen and Mahyar Saeedi. I was asked to share my thoughts on making by hand […]

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