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MARIPOSA STUDIO, since 2008 the shop has been bringing together an eclectic mix of fabric, home furnishings, clothing and accessories, jewelry, and more from around the world, including India, Nepal, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, Africa, China, Europe, US, etc. Most are hand-made, new, vintage, and up-cycled recycled goodies, sourced by me, Lynn Redding, my friends, our extended relationships, and fair-trade companies. 

Always in search of opportunities to have serious FUN with clothing and home décor creations and alterations, we look forward to sharing our discoveries to create, express, and explore with you too.  Please take a look around our virtual world, and stop in the shop sometime.



RED RAT (Threads), my companion and co-creator, is new to the scene here, though the rat is important in many cultures. For instance, Rat is the first of Twelve Signs in Chinese zodiac, often representing opening doors, and new beginnings. The Chinese view Red as an auspicious color. No matter if you feel that you cannot wear red, or even consider liking rats, you will have the intent of joyful blessings from this Red Rat,
Ganesha or Ganapati, beloved elephant god, is revered by many around the world. In Hindu mythology, he is helpful for clearing obstacles and is transported on his animal vehicle, the rat. Just imagine the power of an elephant riding on a rat. Putting technology to use, our Red Rat also has the modern aid of a scooter to go places, and get around obstacles. Last but not least, THREADS  tie it all together, weaving a web of delight to play at work, and bring powerful forces to create products for people to enjoy.

Everyone can use a bit of luck and this could be it, wishing all the best in YOUR travels through life. Thanks for including us on your journey.

Now a bit about me…..
Lynn Redding, I love to be surrounded by beauty, explore the world, and create in diverse environments to discover what happens. My background is in architecture and lighting design, graduating from Pratt Institute in NYC, where I worked for Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Architects and Fisher Marantz Lighting Design. I have also worked as massage therapist in clinical setting, music-thanotologist attending the dying with music, cattle rancher in Wyoming, and as an artist in varied media. When I have a chance to wear any of these hats again, I do. Now sharing experience with sewing, knitting, even playing gamelan music, and searching for new resources, makes for rich palette, The world is truly an  amazing place and I am inspired to launch into more adventures with help from Red Rat and other buddies.

Please see Products and Services to learn more about some of my designing friends and where to find their work…..