New Additions

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

First Looks in 2019

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

More Autumn Looks and Felted Scarves!

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!

A/W 2018 – First Wave

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

Focus on Indigo

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

The “Mountain/Ocean” Tunic

Spotlighting Petal’s “Mountain/Ocean” Tunic this month which has been a part of the collection since 2015. While I am still making the original, fitted, figure-flattering version in cotton/lycra, a more recent version (introduced this time last year) is a relaxed, loose-fitting version in soy/cotton/spandex.  Both have light to moderate stretch and all pieces are made… Read More