About the California 1966 collection:
When I was a young girl, my grandmother JoJo taught me how to batik fabric in her backyard in Redwood City, CA. Midcentury design formed the backdrop of my life in 1960s San Francisco Bay Area--from the art books in JoJo's house in Redwood City to my mother's Vera scarves to the Eichler style homes that sprouted up around our neighborhood in the area now known as Silicone Valley. JoJo was a landscape architect featured in Sunset magazine, but in her spare time she was a writer, a weaver, and an artist smitten with all things modernist. She introduced me to bold color, geometric shapes, Picasso, batik, and textile design. The scarves in the California 1966 collection pay homage to her.
I design and paint scarves in my studio on the Kitsap Pennisula in Washington State. I am also the author of How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed and Writing Is My Drink: A Writer's Story of Finding her Voice (And a Guide to How You Can Too). I teach memoir writing at the University of Washington and Hugo House in Seattle. You can learn more about me and my work at TheoNestor.com.