Liao houses an exquisite collection of Asian antiques and Sandra Brownlee's simple weavings are suitingly reflective of their surroundings.
As wonderful as Sandra's weavings are, it was her studio/inspiration board display that captured my interest and gave insight into the creation of her work.
I hate to admit this, but what really caught my eye was the Liao's collection of Japanese indigo fabrics and stitched quilts like the one below.
The owner was kind enough to show me several pieces - one of which is a late 1800's to early 1900's jacket of solid indigo with the most beautiful yet simple stitching that adds texture and warmth. There's even a stain or two just crying to be patched and...big gulp...it fits me like a glove. So far I've resisted the urge to purchase it. A second visit may be necessary to view the fabrics again and take one or two home so I can create my own indigo jacket.