New website coming soon!

As my business is progressing, and new projects are coming up on the horizon, I’ve been secretly building a new website that has integrated features, better images and a direct link to my on line store.

But this means I will lose you, my blog followers, as I don’t know how to bring you all with me seamlessly in the transition. So I’ve started a mail chimp, and this is how we can keep in touch for now.

Stay tuned for the official new website launch!

New t shirt design and print

I’m developing a new series that will include paint brush stroke images from a Japanese hake brush. While I’m crafting this new series, I’ve been experimenting this image on a new t shirt I’ve designed for this year Spring. It is cut in a luxurious black bamboo jersey that feels so luscious on the skin.
It is printed in metallic bright copper ink, and the back print detail has a longer brush stroke down the centre with a geometric line in pewter for contrast.
I hope you like.
Available at



Lotus Lantern for Winterlore at WinterFest Hamilton



An outdoor art installation for Winterlore on Feb 1st, 3-10pm for Hamilton City’s WinterFest at Pier 8.

Artist Statement
Deep in the darkness grows a bud that transcends the surface of the mud, and blooms an illuminating pure white blossom unscathed, and in fact, rooted and nurtured by the darkness from where it came.
The lotus is a living symbol of emancipation from darkness and suffering. Its life represents a transgression from the cycle of suffering and a transformation through compassion and healing, towards peace. There are many ancient Dharma stories of the lotus and its life cycle, and they all have deep cultural associations with peace, compassion and transcendence. Through the ages and across many cultures it is a living symbol that continues to represent the teachings and stories of wisdom that have prevailed and continue to pass through the generations.

Winterlore is an exhibition of outdoor art curated by Tara Bursey. Winterlore features the work of Floyd Elzinga, Hitoko Okada, Jacqui Oakley and Jamie Lawson, the TH&B Collective (Simon Frank, Ivan Jurakic, Dave Hind and Tor Lukasik-Foss), Thea Haines and Tonya Hart who all draw on winter folklore, stories and symbols from around the world to create dynamic installations. The exhibition serves as a celebration of the diverse cultures of Hamilton.

Give a special gift of Hitokoo luxe and love

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Last chance to touch, feel and try on a Hitokoo piece for your very own before the end of the year! If you’ve been thinking about it, now is your chance! Inquire about my special made to measure services in one of my designs. You are invited to join me at one of the following pop-up shops in Hamilton, this weekend:

Friday Dec 13, Art Crawl at James North General Store 7-10pm

Saturday Dec 14, James North Studio’s Handmade Sale 11-6pm #handmadehamont

Monday Dec 16, Local Craft Sale at Binkely Church (in the parlour, at 1570 Main St. E., Hamilton, Ontario L8S 1E8)  7-9pm

Handmade: A Holiday Art and Craft Show on December 14


One of my favourite shows of the year! I’ll have scarves, skirts, tops and holiday ornaments!
I’ll be in the basement in the back, come down and say hi!
Hope to see you there.

Originally posted on James North Studio:


Join us for a great day of art and craft at James North Studio for a boutique art and craft show.

Featuring 14 of Hamilton’s finest makers of fashion, art, jewellry, textile, print and more!

Art by Katalin 

Banjo Puppets

Batavia by Sil

Dear Edna

Gathering Bliss


Grand River Mosaics by Lily Crawford

Hannelore Story Works



Matt Jelly

Tisha Joy

Heidi Van Veen Designs

Wearable Metal

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Necklace scarf

Cut in a black fine sheer linen jersey, this original design and hand made piece intersects the functionality of a scarf with leather cords and knotted Mokuba trims like that of a textile necklace.
Available on my etsy shop.