Chenille For Real

“What could I do with these?” is what I asked myself about the re-purposed wool sleeves I used for this coat. They had come off of another wool sweater coat of some kind because it was decided they would be better suited on some other garment. And well, they are. I found the fabric I […]

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Basking in Shibori Glory

A rush of Adrenalin. This is what happens to me when I have a creative light bulb go off. This is also what happened to me the other day when I was wandering around the fabric store, lost in my head of ideas but probably appearing dazed and confused. I can assure you, I was […]

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Pretty in Periwinkle

Periwinkle. I always thought that was a funny color name. Though it sounds funny, it is quite a lovely color, so I was excited to see that a version of periwinkle (“Serenity”) was included in Pantone’s colors of the yearΒ for 2016, which was also in their Spring 2016 Fashion Color Report. Spring is also around […]

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Ice Dyed Brocade

Textiles and dyeing are probably one of my favorite things. In college, I was required to take 3 different textile classes, each highlighting a different facet of textiles, and each very interesting. The class about color and dyeing though, was by far my favorite. If you follow my Instagram account, you will witness my interest […]

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Velvet Superhero

Happy Sunday, everyone! So let’s talk about this Fall trend…velvet. It’s all over the place, and with good reason. Velvet is such a great textile. It holds up beautifully over time, and let’s be honest…generally speaking, it just looks expensive-because it usually is. Now, thank goodness we’re in 2016 territory because the velvet trend of […]

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