My favorite textiles are old Chinese brocades, vintage kimono remnants and new shibori-dyed silk, some of which are sewn into lavender-filled pillows and eye masks, art dolls and rag baskets. I also like to play with beads. Mostly, I like to make things with my hands. Lately, I have been experimenting with weaving cloth on a loom using yarns and silk scraps collected over many years.
Pardon the bare shelves of my online shop -- that's temporary. However, at a show or a studio appointment, ABC Rags is always fully stocked. See the sidebar for details. Thank you for visiting.
New from the studio
You asked and I sewed. The asymmetric apron I wear at every event is now for sale. I stitched them from homespun indigo-dyed cotton and the style is suitable for all genders. The durable cloth was produced on an island near Shanghai, China where village women spun, dyed and wove it. Formerly, they saved these fabrics for their dowries and one can very nearly feel the hopes and spirits infused in their work.
Online Sample Sale
May 7 * Sunday
10a to 4p
Talmadge Art Show
Liberty Station Conference Center
2600 Laning Road
San Diego, CA 92106
Loads of free parking!
Get there from North Harbor Drive
I am always available by appointment.
Write to laurensng (at) abc-rags (dot) com.
Updated February 13, 2017