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?
I often wonder what the processes are for things that seem to magically appear, like a fashion show. And so I’m writing this for those of you who wonder the same, at least from the designer’s point of view, and revealing my entire process to you. There is a lot more that goes into… Continue reading The Road to the Runway
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
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
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
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
I don’t remember when my fascination with the color blue began, but it has always held a magical quality for me. Maybe it was when I heard that our fiber artist neighbor, who taught me how to spin wool when I was nine, was dyeing cloth with indigo, and part of the process included using… Continue reading Getting the Blues Part I