I start with vintage Japanese silk. I remove the stitches, clean and ready it for its new life. My tools are scissors, a needle and thread.
I cut, sew, piece, applique and bead until the design is right. I sew the finished design into clothing. I prefer classic and clean shapes to highlight the design and maximize wearability.
All pieces are hand made one at a time in my Portland, Oregon studio. Most fabrics are vintage Japanese silks. These very special fabrics were woven, stenciled, tie-dyed and painted by Japanese artisans. Many were still in the bolt on their way to become kimonos. Others had been sewn into kimonos but were no longer wearable. I remove the hand stitching, wash and prepare the fabrics for their new life. Each piece I make is unique, most are one of a kind.
Available payment options
Items are shipped flat rate, USPS priority mail. Priority mail service includes tracking and 3 business day delivery. Insurance is extra.
Scarves are $8
Tops and smaller sized jackets are $18
Larger jackets and coats are $21
Terms & Conditions
2020 RULES AND CONDITIONS OF SALE (for Artists)
Artist, Bidsquare, and the Smithsonian Women’s Committee (the “SWC”) have collaborated to promote and conduct this 2020 Storefront Sale (“Storefront Sale”). The items in Artist’s Storefront Sale are offered and sold by Artist at “Buy Now” prices under the following Rules and Conditions of Sale in addition to any other terms set forth by Bidsquare. Anyone registering to buy or buying an item in this Sale (a “Buyer” in the “Sale”) accepts these Rules and Conditions of Sale. These Rules and Conditions of Sale constitute the entire agreement between the Artist and Buyer.
Additional terms and conditions required by Bidsquare and the Artist may apply to Buyer’s participation in the Storefront Sale.
Prices of the items offered for sale are based on Artist’s current retail prices.
2. Billing and Payment
Upon purchase and payment, the Buyer becomes the buyer and owner of the property. The Buyer is responsible for the amount of the successful bid, applicable taxes, and any other charges provided for in applicable Rules and Conditions of Sale and any required by Artist and Bidsquare. Payments shall be made in U.S. dollars.
3. Collection of Property
After the sale and upon receipt and clearing of payment in full, Artist will contact the Buyer. Shipping and insurance will be arranged directly between the Buyer and Artist. The Buyer shall be responsible for any shipping and insurance charges. If for any reason the buyer is not satisfied with their purchase, they may return it within 14 days of receiving it for a full refund. The item must be returned new and unused. Shipping costs will not be refunded.
4. Representations or Warranties
Artist has made every effort to describe the property correctly and accurately and to provide an accurate image of each item. Artist represents and warrants that the property (i) will generally conform to the information provided; and (ii) is free and clear of all liens, claims and encumbrances. However, the Smithsonian Institution and the SWC make no representations or warranties of any kind or nature, express or implied, regarding the correctness of the description, physical condition, quality or importance of the property sold in the Storefront Sale or its fitness for any purpose. Artist and Bidsquare retain the rights to photographs, catalogue text, illustrations and other intellectual property contained in any Storefront Sale catalogue and on the websites related to the Storefront Sale.
Information, including Buyer's name, telephone number, e-mail address, and amounts of purchases, will be collected by Bidsquare and Buyer consents to such information being be made available to Artist and to the Smithsonian Women’s Committee, which may contact Buyer in accordance with the Smithsonian’s Privacy Statement as set forth at https://www.si.edu/privacy.
6. Time and Duration
The sale begins at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT), October 13, 2020. The sale ends on October 25, 2020 at 11:55pm.
For more information, contact Artist at
503 233 4334