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I use cellulose (cotton, linen, hemp, and bamboo) and protein (wool, silk) fabrics, each prepared differently to accept dye and plant colors. The hand process of dipping the fabric, placing leaves on the cloth, and tight bundling for the heated pot create imprints in variations of form and color. With heat, these plants and flowers of Northern California discharge their color and image to the fabric, often with thrilling and unexpected results. With changing seasons, time of day, and individually unique trees, these botanical print designs constantly surprise.
see the process
In an effort to minimize my ecological footprint, I upcycle natural protein and cellulose discarded garments, sheets, and curtains and try to reuse and design with zero fabric waste.