My wearable art has been available online for more than seven years; I have
been experimenting with dyes and fabrics for more than three decades.
Strong, vivid color combinations are my specialty. Experimenting is a consistent
joy; I draw my design inspiration from natural forms and the interplay between
negative and positive space. First and foremost, I am a painter.
I use only the best quality silks. My favorite is 16.5mm stone-washed crepe
de Chine due to its luxurious texture, with chiffon as a close second. 19.5mm silk
satin charmeuse is to die for.
The fine "hand" of the silk is unaffected by wax or resists because I apply dye
directly to the scarves, thickened with a seaweed-based thickener. Fiber-reactive
dyes bind chemically with the fibers and are permanently vibrant. Each scarf and
necktie is a signed original painting. My floral designs are done from life, not from
photographs; I don't know digital tricks and would never use them if I did.
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