I create an assortment of Eco Printed scarves and shawls using natural plant material to to transfer their pigments onto silk. I also design and create painterly Felted Scarves, Tops, Tunics, & Dresses- using merino or merino-tencel roving, wet felted into silk, to create garments with no seams - they are therefore fully reversible and can be worn four ways - providing a whole washable wardrobe in one garment.
I work with natural fibers and plan materials in the form of merino wool, tencel, silk rovings and flowers, leaves, berries and bark and use water to transfer and imbed these materials into natural fabrics (silk, silk-wool, linen, cotton, rayon) to create a new fabric that is more than the sum of its parts. Water is the key to all of this. Surface design is built in layers of abstract and discernible patters - reflecting back on their material origins creating the emergent properties of texture, color, drape, feel and fit of the garment. Wet felting and eco printing are ancient crafts, brought into modernity in the form of wearable art.
My studio is in orchard country at the foot of the Blue Ridge mountains in Crozet with a wonderful view of the mountains, which provides endless inspiration for my scarves and garments