After my long weekend in northern California, I flew south to meet up with my gal pals Leslie Jenison and Jamie Fingal to hang out for a day and tour Hoffman Fabrics before heading to Long Beach for festival.
The surf culture influence was all around from bolts of Hawaiian print fabric to the warehouse walls lined with surf boards.
Michelle Flores, on the right, was our wonderful tour guide. I first met Michelle at dinner last year in Houston.
Michelle pulled samples of some of the new batik lines to show us.
Look at all those bolts of fabric,
sorted by theme.
This is machinery that folds the fabric onto bolts.
In the evening Jamie made us a fabulous dinner, then we soaked in the jacuzzi with glasses of wine and lots of laughs.