Things are progressing in the studio this Winter…I always like to start out a season’s collection working in natural/undyed cloth. Here are some of the first pieces in a wonderful oat linen gauze. Looks are coming soon!
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.
Thank you for visiting! Petal-Una is a micro-collection of one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces built around hand-dyed, painted, printed, textured and felted cloth. each piece originates and is manufactured, one at a time, in my Atlanta, Georgia studio. I have been creating art-textiles for over 20 years and have been building felted garments for 10 of those years. Petal-una was launched in the Fall of 2012 as an on-going wearable art project involving a number of different textile techniques and materials, including but not limited to felted cloth. Since its inception, distinctive, one-of-a-kind fabrics are developed each season… Read More