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
I recently had the opportunity to return again to the home of a friend in Guanajuato, GTO, Mexico. My friend, who I have known for nearly 25 years, has been my biggest unconditional cheerleader, encouraging me at every stage of my fabric and fiber endeavors (my gratitude overflows) …and she has accumulated quite a collection… Read More
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… 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
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… Read More
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.
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!