Fallow Slow Goods Collection

A lot has been going on behind the scenes- I recently designed and made a collection for my new line Fallow Slow Goods. Which you can also view in my portfolio.   Fallow Slow Goods is a line of clothing, accessories, and home goods focused on slow values. It is a simplistic collection that incorporates beautiful materials including organic cottons, … Read More

Lemon Juice Bleach Printing

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Lemon juice can be used to lighten hair and brighten white laundry, so the natural bleaching properties can easily be utilized in textile dyeing. I like to use lemon juice to recreate a reverse print of objects with interesting shapes and edges. This one was done on a cotton canvas dyed with pomegranate and an iron mordant – and as … Read More

Onion Skin Drop Stitch Scarf

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Onion skins are a readily available and lovely natural dye, easily accumulated in your own kitchen or you can ask grocery stores or restaurants. The resulting colours are a range of golden-yellows and oranges. The more you have the better! I usually boil the skins for 30-40 minutes, add the fabric or fibre and keep warm for about an hour … Read More

Draped Wedding Dress

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This summer I had the privilege of making a wedding dress for my beautiful sister in law, Gabby. Gabby has great style and was looking for something non-traditional; together we designed her two-piece, draped dress. It was a fun process co-designing and making her dress and I really appreciate Gabby’s trust -especially considering we live in separate cities and she … Read More

Eucalyptus Natural Dye Experiment

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Recently I found some dried eucalyptus in the grocery store and decided use it as a dye. I have always wanted to use eucalyptus but unfortunately they are not common plants here. I didn’t know what to expect because there was no information about what kind of eucalyptus it was. Eucalyptus is a favorite among dyers as the different species … Read More

Emerging Designer Competition

On September 20th I participated in Western Canada Fashion Week’s Emerging Designer Competition. I designed a 3 piece, casual outfit and won 3rd place! The 13 other competitors had a large variety of designs and it was a great experience taking part in the competition.  My iceberg inspired design consisted of printed leggings, a silk tank, and knitted sweater. I wanted to … Read More

Iris -Eco Print

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Having seen lovely blue and green dyes from irises, I harvested some of these yellow and deep purple ones for printing. I bundled the irises and some pink rose petals into a cotton and silk blend, bias slip dress, and gently steamed it for around an hour. Unwrapping the bundle later, I was excited to find bright blues and almost … Read More

Herb Robert -Eco Print

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A while ago I made this white, cotton & silk blend tunic part of a collection for my portfolio. It has been sitting around waiting to be dyed. I found out that Herb Robert (geranium robertianum) produces a brown dye and noticing the little purple flowers around our yard, decided to use it for printing. I used the whole plant except for the roots … Read More

Project X

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A collaborative, student-led, creative project for the Kwantlen graduation fashion show.   Thanks to: Model – Angie Clark Makeup – Stephanie Adisaputro Photography – Lumiere Studio and Seadance Photography See more images from the photoshoot.    

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