About this Exhibitor / Bio:
I continue to explore textures created by Shibori dyeing, Sashiko and Boro hand stitching, and upcycled cloth to create contemporary artisan clothing for women. My clothing is flattering to a woman's body and the use of color is unexpected and sophisticated. Materials include natural fibers, silk, stretch silk, boiled and knit wool. Currently in my studio I am working on a series of whimsical pieced jackets and coats containing my Shibori dyed fabrics, faux fur and upcycled cloth resulting in vibrant color block designs further enhanced by Sashiko hand stitching. Favorite Shibori techniques include Arashi, Kanoko, Kumo and Itajime. I create multitudes of patterns by wrapping, twisting, stitching, folding, compressing the fabrics and submerge dyeing in a hot dye bath. Textures range from delicate to bold. I design, dye and sew all my pieces in a converted factory building overlooking the Mill River in Western Massachusetts.