Materials that Inspire

Back from the Baltimore show late sunday nite.

Requests for leather jackets.

Monday unpack.

Tuesday into the city to the Trend leather show.

Grain, quality, thickness or thinnest, finish, uniformity, color.

So much to inspect.

Great to meet the Europeans from their wonderful  tanneries.

Toshiki chooses some beautiful skins from a French tannery

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Be Mine Shearling Valentine!

Happy Valentines Day everybody!

If someone comes up short, and you get an IOU; or you just want to treat yourself to the luxury you deserve (and you know it!) visit Toshiki & Maryszka in booth #1403 to see supple shearlings next week at the American Craft Council show in Baltimore.

Something this good is always worth waiting for!


A Little Shearling Vest for #Nemo!

I’m naming it the Nemette! We’ll have it in Baltimore, less than 2 weeks away!

The Nemo!                                                                                                                 The Nemette.


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A Visit to MAD

I saw the wonderful Daniel Brush show at The Museum of Arts and Design this past week. A visit to the museum is also like bumping into friends, as I often  recognize the work of fellow craftsmen in the exhibits, in the museum shop,or a recognizable piece being worn by someone wandering the show. Thursday evening the docent happened to be wearing one of my good friend Sandra Miller’s designs, so I had to bolt over and make her pose, which she gladly did! She said the sweater was about 15 years old, and still looked brand new. Ah, the benefit of purchasing a well made garment. For me to spot a Toshiki & Maryszka shearling thou, I usually have to scan the ticket line or coat check room, which I have, and spotted one!