Maki and her mother Tsuyo Onodera, a Master Kimono Maker, spent several months as artists-in residence at the Workshop Residence in Dogpatch, San Francisco in 2013. They led a four-day yukata (casual summer kimono) making workshop. Before the residency program, Maki traveled to Kyoto to research authentic kakishibu (persimmon) dye and dyed the tanmono rolls of fabric inmultiple shades of kakishibu in Tsuyo’s studio in Sendai for the workshops.
Maki designed kimono patterns with her calligraphy and also created a line of contemporary garments, pillows, and textiles featuring her calligraphic designs screen-printed onto silk, linen, and cotton. Maki’s tufted linen zabuton pillows were featured in the New West Coast Design 2 exhibition at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, California.