For Spring/Summer 2013 I was working with a variety of light-weight silks and different bound resists. The result was some very soft, feminine, diaphanous pieces. Bound resists are part of the small workshop surface-designer’s tool-box – they create a rich and always unique array of surface treatments. This year I also introduced the “Cosette” Skirt – which continues to be a part of my collections up to the present.
I launched Petal-Una Collection in the Autumn of 2012. Below are images from that first collection. I had been working with felts for some time and was interested in working with commercial wool fabrics and stitch alternatives. Machine texturing as well as piercing and appliqué featured prominently in this collection in many of the pieces; a second group incorporated a number of resist-dyed silks. Some of my felted scarves and wraps from this period are featured as well.