Hand carved linoleum blocks, hand printed on ponte knit fabric. Black jacket. Hand carved linoleum blocks, hand printed on ponte knit fabric. Black jacket. Hand carved linoleum blocks, hand printed on ponte knit fabric. Black jacket.

K. Riley

Havertown
PA
About this Exhibitor / Bio: 

My training and specialties are in textile and apparel design, illustration, and costume history.  This botanical and insect inspired collection is linoleum block printed.  I design, illustrate and painstakingly hand carve each linoleum block, carving up to five blocks for an individual garment printing.  Each garment section is printed before construction.  I layer prints and colors to get the desired effect, carefully considering all the garment details before printing.

My silhouettes are drawn from my historical costume studies.  I translate shapes and details from the past, adding a contemporary twist.  I strive to create a unique, wearable, and beautifully constructed garment with timeless design, historical references, and impeccable craftsmanship.