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Welcome to Bombyx Botanica!

I began collecting vintage Asian fabrics several years ago and was inspired to start sewing. I am fascinated by handwoven textiles and textile design and I even worked as a weaver in college. I have been influenced by my travels throughout Central Africa, the Middle East and India (including Assam). My lifelong obsession is botany and gardening and that is reflected in the fabrics that I use.

I grew up on many archaeological digs in the Pacific Northwest. My parents did some archaeology at Kanaka Village at Ft. Vancouver (famous for an extensive Spode collection), Hatiupuh and at Lake Roosevelt in Washington State. They also excavated Lapwai Village in Idaho. As a high school student I worked as my father's assistant excavating at City of Rocks in Southern Idaho.

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  • Female
  • Born on August 14
  • Joined December 30, 2010

Favorite materials

Vintage Japanese Silk, Wool, Cotton Fabric, Vintage Beads, Vintage Buttons, Organic Cotton, Organic Linen, Wild Silk, Muga Silk

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Handmade Jackets, Dresses and Accessories

About

Welcome to Bombyx Botanica!

I began collecting vintage Asian fabrics several years ago and was inspired to start sewing. I am fascinated by handwoven textiles and textile design and I even worked as a weaver in college. I have been influenced by my travels throughout Central Africa, the Middle East and India (including Assam). My lifelong obsession is botany and gardening and that is reflected in the fabrics that I use.

I grew up on many archaeological digs in the Pacific Northwest. My parents did some archaeology at Kanaka Village at Ft. Vancouver (famous for an extensive Spode collection), Hatiupuh and at Lake Roosevelt in Washington State. They also excavated Lapwai Village in Idaho. As a high school student I worked as my father's assistant excavating at City of Rocks in Southern Idaho.

I hope you enjoy my designs. You can follow Bombyx Botanica on pinterest: http://pinterest.com/kateplager/

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