I had the unexpected pleasure in August of dropping in on a Habu Textiles Trunk Show at Websters in Ashland, Oregon.
On my way back home from meeting Debbie Bliss in Portland, I stopped in at Websters. Websters is always a must stop for me anytime we are travelling Interstate 5 between California and Oregon. I generally stop in for a Louisa Harding fix but this time it was all about Habu!
It was definitely a Habu weekend at Websters.
Too bad I missed the party the night before my visit. There was a sushi party and book signing for
Ori Ami Knits.
The best part of the Habu Trunk Show was meeting Habu Textiles owner, Takako Ueki. I had the pleasure of chatting with her and her friend Darlene Hayes of Nature's Palette for quite a while.
Takako was born in Japan. She originally opened her Habu Textiles Showroom in New York City in 2000 for showcasing her beautiful hand woven textiles. Today she imports very unique yarns, like fine silk stainless steel yarns, from Japan.
Curious me, I asked Takako what Habu translated to. She told me that it can be translated like this: ""ha" means the number 8 for lucky and the word "bu" means fabric.
Lucky me for meeting her!
Knitting with Stainless Steel?