Japanese Gara (Motif)

Gara (柄) in Japanese roughly translates as design patterns as in decorative motifs. There are many designs that are considered “Japanese,” although many of them were brought to Japan from

My Midori Hat

Reprinted with permissions from Nomadic Knits. Originally featured in Nomadic Knits Issue 8: Washington (2020) available in print and digital download. I’m very interested in learning about people’s backgrounds and

Kou, my gender queer friend

This post includes descriptions of depression and suicide, which may be disturbing to some readers. Last week, I released a neck/headwear knitting pattern called “Gender Diversity.” The pattern comes with

My Fiber Story (5)

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton 2016 – 2020 – Serendipity, Evolution and the New Beginning In 2016, I created my