18 November 2011

Upcoming: Customer Appreciation S A L E the weekend after Thanksgiving

customer appreciation yearly sale: november 25-27.
sword+fern loves you with all her heart, and the entire store will be 25% off the weekend after thanksgiving, in honor of all the good people who have kept it all afloat these last three years.
thanks be to you and you and you!
store OPEN hours:
see you then!

11 November 2011

Recommended Inspiration: Mottainai: The Fabric of Life- Lessons in Frugality from Traditional Japan

rope and textiles made form kudzu

yarn from cast-off cotton scraps

sashiko  stitching, used to re-inforce older fabrics for continued use

We woke up early this morning to view the fall colors at the Portland Japanese Garden and had the good fortune of happening upon the  Mottainai Installation -- if you are a textile junkie like me, it's not to be missed!
A display of intricate, gorgeous textiles created in Japan over a century ago with found, natural elements like linden bark, wisteria vines, and kudzu, woven with cast-off cotton scraps in an effort to use everything and waste nothing.. "All of the textiles and garments on view were made from bast fibers foraged from the forest, or patched and quilted together from second-hand scraps of cotton garments of city-dwellers who traded their hand-me-downs with the farmers for rice and vegetables."
On view now at the Portland Japanese Garden

04 November 2011

Happenings: Tonight,Tomorrow,This month

First Friday Tonight with my neighbors at the 811 building: Opening tonight at Nationale and 13 local designers have a Sample Sale at Haunt 
plus I'll be open late--til 9 pm, with hot chai tea+chocolate for you

Stay at the ACE Hotel Portland now through December+receive 10%off at S+F and more local retailers-flash me your room key!

Come see Lovers with me tomorrow night, at Backspace, 9pm, $7, ALL AGES

magic is pyramidically attracting you to me