jacket block printed with bees kimono block printed with lotus block printed scarf

K. Riley

Havertown,
PA
Booth 55
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  I strive to create a unique, wearable, and beautifully constructed garment with timeless design, historical references, and impeccable craftsmanship.