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Southern California Desert in late December 2022

Farewell 2022, Weclome 2023!

This year's most significant homework, task, and nerve-wracking moments to me went well! I didn't cry at my daughter's wedding! I even managed the mother of the bride's speech without having a major problem ( I have to confess that I read through the speech instead of giving a real speech so I don't get too emotional...) My daughter's wedding day had started with strong wind and stormy rain but the event went smoothly. I recalled that my own wedding day was rainy and my son-in-law's parents told me that they had rain on their wedding day also. Koreans say that if you have rain on your wedding day, you will have a long, happy, and prosperous marriage. So we decided to take this wet weather as a good sign for happy long marriage! The couple was so happy to vow as a husband and a wife. Thank you so much for your kind and sweet words, hugs, and love.

In the past, this project, oksa mobile, square mobile, and dumpling, got so much love from many of you. So I decided to make kits again and offer a class to teach how to make this with Making. 
If you already know how to make them and want to have materials, Kits are available to purchase here. If you want to sign up, please join the Making App, a unique community for makers and creative souls. I love this community and recently I was interviewed by Ashley for the podcast. When it is available to listen, I will update you with the link!

When I came back home from Korea last October, I brought my dad's calligraphy practice sheets (again). I brought some in the past and I have a shelf full of his practice sheets now. I was thinking to create something using his papers sometime but was not able to start until last month. The idea came to me one morning. I wanted to keep and record his time and effort in my work. The paper he uses for practice is called 화선지, Hwa seon ji, lighter weight paper than 한지, Hanji, mulberry paper. It’s more fragile than Hanji but great material for everyday practice. I have a little progress so far but enjoy working on this family collaboration piece. Thanks, dad for teaching me and showing me to try hard and be perseverant. Someday, I will get better and more confident just like you!

              Happy New Year!

Upcoming classes and talks in 2023

January 18, 2023
San Francisco School of Needlework and Design Webinar
Talk about The Korean Art of Bojagi
This is a virtual talk

February 17, 2023
Oksa Hanging Mobile Class with Making
Join Making App to sign up and learn!

February 10-12, 2023
Austin School of Fiber Arts workshop
Remnants of Memory: Korean Bojagi
This is an in-person class in Austin TX

February 23-26, 2023
QuiltCon 2023, Atlanta, GA 
This is an in-person class

March 13-17, 2023
Aya Fiber Studio, Stuart, FL
This is an in-person class in Florida

March 17-19, 2023
Ritual, a new virtual retreat for makers
with Making

This is a virtual class

March 25 &26, 2023 MAFA (MidAtlantic Fiber Association)
Jogakbo-The Art of Wishing Happiness

This is a virtual class

Korea textile Tour
 -Two tours in 2023!
October 9-19, 2023, and October 23-November 2, 2023. 
The first session is full. but I have a few spots on the second tour.  
Sign-up will be open to the wait-listed people first. 

If you want to be on the waitlist, email me. If you are already on the list, you will get an announcement email soon.

Covid-19 vaccines are required to participate in the tour.
Thank you!

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