"Tochi means earth or land in Japanese, and it truly is a beautiful land. Outside of the busy cities there are mountainsides with terraced rows of tea bushes, fields of indigo, and gorgeous bamboo forests. Surrounding each of the islands that make up Japan are the Pacific Ocean, the sea of Japan and the East China Sea. I was thinking about and remembering japan in so many ways when I was stitching and creating the new Shibori designs."

by Debbie Maddy for Moda.