Misao started as a designer in the textile industry and 30 years ago decided she wanted to weave her own designs. She ventured out on her own and sold her work out of her studio for several years. From there, she gradually moved in the direction of selling her work in galleries and now sells exclusively in solo exhibitions of her work 3 - 4 times a year. Her work is in high demand and she is in the enviable position of having a very dedicated following of buyers and collectors who wait eagerly, and pay dearly, for her newest handwovens. Typically, she will work in one style of design for 1 - 2 years before moving on to another design concept. I was especially drawn to some small, pleated and textured scarves woven out of silk and stainless steel as well as a couple of larger, double-weave shawls woven out of very delicious cashmere. Yummmmmmy!
She is the author of a book on plain weave and was featured in an article in VavMagasinet (2008, Vol. 3) which I enjoyed reading. She is also a guest lecturer and teacher at the Kawashima Textile School.
|Visit her website for some beautiful photos of her work|
|A work in progress|