Monday, July 19, 2010

Meet Elizabeth James

Yesterday morning, I met my good friend, Susan Sweet, at the Long Beach Vet's Stadium for the monthly swap there. The sun was bright and hot but the energetic breeze made for a very pleasant walk-around/talk-around. Early on, I was excited to find this booth of gorgeous, hand blocked fabrics, run by Elizabeth James. Elizabeth founded her company Pacific and Rose, located close by in Orange, California, only a few years ago. She works with a workshop in India to create these unique hand printed linens for the home. She also had a boxful of woodblocks. Most of them were carved into intricate repeatable patterns, but I also found a block with two interwoven birds, some swimming fish, and one that seemed to show an aptly formidable but eyeless Valkyrie.

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