June Colburn

Twelve years in Japan! What a wonderful opportunity to learn about Japanese textiles, design and color concepts! June took advantage of every opportunity to visit museums, galleries, kimono shops and temple sales. She brought home fresh design ideas, along with a vast collection of kimono, obi, art and antiques, which inspire her interpretations of iconic Japanese and Asian images. Her modern designs combine traditional American sewing techniques with vintage and contemporary fabrics. June is a noted teacher and lecturer who loves to promote international understanding through the textile arts. Her students value the depth of her knowledge, as well as her ability to describe her cross-cultural insights, often by sharing humorous personal anecdotes.

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