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Easy Ways to Over-dye your Clothes for a New Look

Here is a quick guide to making over clothes you just don’t wear because of the color. Do you ever notice clothing in your closet and realize you haven’t worn it in a while, maybe not even ever?

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Join me at the Fibershed Climate Beneficial Fashion Gala 2017

This coming Fall, I’m fortunate to be one of the fashion designers creating local, climate beneficial clothing in the Fibershed Climate Beneficial Fashion Gala. Ever since I was a kid I’ve been into fashion design, and I was an award winning designer at my university fashion shows, including best collection one year. But the vibe… Continue reading Join me at the Fibershed Climate Beneficial Fashion Gala 2017

colors · eco-dyed clothing · seasons · Uncategorized

Dyeing from the Heat—Solar Dyeing on the Solstice

When it’s a week of scorching hot weather and it’s the longest, sunniest day of the year, what else to do but start a solar dyepot? First, add filtered water to a glass jar along with one ounce of silk and one ounce of dried coreopsis flowers from last year’s garden. Then, leave it in… Continue reading Dyeing from the Heat—Solar Dyeing on the Solstice

colors · eco-dyed clothing · musings

Is Bigger Better? The Ancient Art of Decisions

Usually, when we think of our contemporary culture, we believe ourselves to be the pinnacle of humanity—in particular when it comes to our material goods. We assume to have the most advanced technologies when it comes to production of our things. But what if that wasn’t actually true? Since I’m into textiles, I like to… Continue reading Is Bigger Better? The Ancient Art of Decisions

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Getting The Blues Part II—The Studio Odyssey

Last week, in my initial discussion about the color blue, I mentioned that one of the first inspirations for my fascination may have come from my childhood neighbor, who was a fiber artist. Nancy lived at the end of our lane, and I would walk my 9-year-old self down there with an armload of homegrown… Continue reading Getting The Blues Part II—The Studio Odyssey