I am a native to the Northeast Coal Mining Region of Pennsylvania. For the past 23 years I have achieved an in-depth knowledge of vintage/antique fashion & home décor, with a targeted focus on clothing & textiles.
In the last few years of my work, I moved heavily towards restoration- studying natural color & its history -working to correctly restore textiles. This restoration quickly progressed into natural dye work & printing with botanical matter.
My botanical dyeing is focused on wearable fashion, utility art, & zero waste. This multiple step art form is a Slow Art Movement & derived from centuries old folk traditions of making dye & coloring fibers. A method of direct contact printing, pulling out pigments & impressions from flowers & plants. I try to take it to a modern, eco-conscious place- organic & sustainable.
My results are one of a kind! All works process differently with factors like: time of year-rainfall- foraged area- even the water sourced. This uniqueness is never a flaw, rather what makes it so special.
I strive to respect nature & work seasonally with fresh or fallen botanical matter, just like how I garden & eat. That gift comes from my Dad, who grew up in a large farming family. I forage locally in the city of Savannah, mostly by bicycle. If you know Savannah, our amazing tree canopy is true inspiration & utilized in all my art.
What better gift can you take away from such a special place! In my downtime: it’s more research & experiments. I machine sew & hand stitch. You can also find me in the garden year round growing native plants & medicinals herbs, veggies & lots of flowers. I am even growing my own indigo now!
-I hope you love what you purchase- made or sourced, please contact me if there is an issue.
-All dyeables are unique & color may be perceived differently per your device.
-All items will be insured over $20.00. If you would like to add insurance-please message me.
-Currently, I am only shipping to the US. If you are outside of the US, please contact me.
-All sales are final