2020 has certainly been a very unusual year (to say the least!) so far, but my work continues, especially in the realm of Indigo resist-dyeing. The first pieces this year build on that technique. In future posts, look for more pieces enriched with Indigo, various tannins and other natural dyes. Also more in the future… Read More
I have been adding natural dyes as another facet of my fabric-enrichment toolkit. (I have also added a new vest to the collection!) This season has featured a lot cloth surfaces produced with natural dyes, including the pieces featured in this post. Here I used Indigo in combination with madderroot (oranges and pinks) and black… Read More
Continuing my work with natural dyes and exploring new up-cycle options and I build the scope of this season’s collection. “Technical” data: these pieces are primarily made with stretch soy/organic cotton cloth printed/painted with logwood, cochineal and madderroot, dyes from a tree species, insect and a herbaceous perennial, respectively.
Spring in the studio has been busy! I’ve been hand-printing and painting with natural dyes, working with indigo resist-dyeing, and building more up-cycled pieces. I have also begun to incorporate some stitch detail into some of the pieces which I am pretty excited about. Stay tuned for a features on some of this work. Meanwhile,… Read More
I have been diving into more work with natural dyes. From indigo immersion to printing and painting with other earth-based colorants, this year’s work promises to be rich in pattern and palette. First to emerge are active surfaces from the organic indigo vat, along with the first of my totes with hand-printed surfaces. Stay tuned… Read More
Hand-felted scarves have been a part of my wearable work for over a decade. This Autumn/Winter I am including these pieces in my Petal looks! They bring these layers fully into the season! I will soon have these scarves available on-line for a limited time and in limited quantities. Stay tuned for that announcement!
Happy Fall! New work for the new season! Early days in the season, and so much more to come, but here is the latest so far: I’m hand-painting, printing and dyeing stretch knits in a variety of weights and creating a lively mix of tees and tunics. I’ve also added a new piece to the… Read More
I have been printing, painting and dyeing cloth and fiber for over 20 years. For half of those years I have been enriching cloth for wearable work, using a variety of substances available to the small studio. This year I am dedicating more attention to cloth enrichment with natural colorants. One of those colorants is… Read More
I’ve just added a couple of new tunics to the mix, each with its own unique character. I love how well they work with the cropped Indigo Mountain/Ocean jacket and the handpainted Fuscia scarf. The tunic cloth is hemp/cotton knit, hand-painted and printed with Cochineal and Madderroot. Seam is externally over-locked.