This summer took an unexpected turn when I was offered the opportunity to collaborate on a stage design project for the Eclipse Festival in Oregon in August. The project allowed me to draw from my previous training in and passion for interior design as well as provided the opportunity to create unique textile patterns utilizing hand dye techniques. The most challenging aspect of the project was designing and producing the canvas roof because of the shear size of it. Fortunately I had help from an expert yurt builder who had all the necessary equipment and space needed to get the job done. The rest of the process I was able to complete in my own back yard where I spend most of the summer cutting, rinsing and dyeing. The pace of the project was intense and the conditions on-site were less than ideal, but it turned out beautifully in the end. Click right to see project photo gallery!