Petal Naturals

The collection progresses and, for all intents and purposes, summer has arrived in the humid S.E.U.S.  Indigo continues to be part of my work and was the focus of my last post.  In addition to indigo-dyed cloth, Petal-Una’s seasonal collections will now also feature cloth painted and printed with naturally sourced colorants.  The color range with natural dyes is extensive and I am delighted to finally be adding them into my studio practice!  The following are selected images of pieces created so far.  Colorants used in these pieces: (top to bottom/left to… Read More

New Looks are In – Part II

A few years back I studied briefly with hand-weaver and natural dye expert Catharine Ellis with whom I learned how to enrich cloth with plant- and insect-based colorants.  This Spring I am finally introducing indigo-dyed cloth (as well as other natural colorants – post coming soon) into my wearable collections!  Pieces include both straight immersion (solid indigo) and cloth pre-printed with natural dyes then overdyed with indigo.  I’ll have more information in the future about all of the colorants I use in my work.  Meanwhile, here are some pieces from that group. … Read More

New Looks Are In! Part I

Here are the new linen gauze looks.  The pieces are featured with other finished works thus far, including naturally dyed hemp knits and other linens.  To see selections from the full lookbook (Spring 2018, Wave I), click here.

Winter Studio

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!