Greetings. I hope this finds you well. 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… 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
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