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World Stage Design Conference

I had my first visitor since moving to Taiwan! My Portland State professor Alison came to Taipei for the World Stage Design Conference. We toured the Dihua neighborhood and I got to take her to my favorite fiber building to explore several floors of fabric stores. She shopped for gifts to bring back home and we found this great gallery […]

Kyoto, Japan

Josh and I recently got back from a trip to Kyoto, Japan. It’s a city known for temples and they were indeed all over. These statues were outside a store selling prayer beads. It’s stifling hot in Taipei so I was particularly happy that Kyoto was cool when we were there. Josh and I rented bikes and rode next to […]

Tiny Stitches, Tiny Shrimp

My internship at the Taiyuan Asian Puppet Theatre Museum just passed the three month mark so Kim gave me this lovely pin cushion, which I’ll need for my current work. Rosie and I are making customized puppet costume pillows. The pillows give the costumes a dimension which really brings them alive. And they help to open up creases without damaging […]

Petals, Pillows and Pizza

My flower petals are coming along. This is a long term art piece that will take months to complete. I hope to have it finished by the end of the year. My internship at the Taiyuan Asian Puppet Theater Museum is enjoyable. I’m currently making pillows to protect the puppet heads. This marionette puppet now has a protective cushion in […]

Puppet Bag

I worked on this puppet bag for the Taiyuan Asian Puppet Theatre Museum with another volunteer. When the museum needs to transport puppets they can now use this custom bag to move them safely. I got to work on this lovely pink Singer machine. And I had a puppet audience.

Knucks

My Knucks turned out so beautifully I decided to give them a proper photo shoot. Foothills Yarn makes scrumptious yarn. Their baby alpaca is wonderfully soft with such vibrant colors. As soon as it cools off in Taiwan I’ll be wearing these babies often. But maybe I won’t have to wait that long. Some places have air conditioning so strong I […]

T-shirt mod

Coming to Taiwan meant giving up most of my wardrobe. Now that we’ve been here four months I’m getting tired of the few clothes I brought with me. A recent trip to a night market landed me some comfortable tshirts. They’re soft but are cut for a man and have stifling tight collars. Time for my first sewing modification project! […]

Silky petals, Coconut macaroons

My petals are coming along. I’m thinking of going with five petals per flower. Toying with the idea of making bigger petals as well. The pattern is easy which let’s me listen to podcasts while knitting. I made my first coconut macaroons in Taiwan. Our little oven has the option of just turning the top or bottom heat on so […]

New knitting project and a screenprint bag

Oh the joy of a new knitting project! I’m creating an art installation piece to hang over our loft railing. This is a lotus flower petal. I’ll be making as many as I can and then assembling them into flowers. I wrote a pattern for the petals and will most likely make I-cord out of green yarn for the stems […]

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