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Earth, Wind, and FIBER

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COLOR

BY

NATURE

mixed: adjective  \ ˈmikst \  

1 :combining characteristics of more than one kind;

2 :made up of or involving individuals or items of more than one kind:

3 :including or accompanied by inconsistent, incompatible, or contrary elements

4 :deriving from two or more races or breeds

 

color: noun, often attributive  col·or  \ ˈkə-lər

:a phenomenon of light (such as red, brown, pink, or gray) or visual perception that enables one to differentiate otherwise identical objects

BOTANICALCHEMY:

Working with the power of plants

All pieces created for mixed color are made by hand in NY

Combining botanical energies with the magical process of a creative practice results in materials infused with natural beauty and the quest for harmony.

Much time is spent lovingingly considering how the pieces are cut out of the fabric, stirring pots of plant matter steeping on top of a stove in my kitchen, drying out on the line in my backyard when the weather cooperates.

Slow fashion at its core - many hours of stewing and stitching are required, most garments going through two to eight different baths to create the colors and textures you see in the shop.

 

 

living and dyeing in the Catskills, NY

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The collections are a broad mix of fabrics, inspirations, and technique. Some garments are patchworked from the leftover scraps saved from previous creations, some have been overdyed again and again until just the right color is achieved. Some have gone through so many transformations, been worked on for so many months, evolving and developing with the seasons, just like the natural materials they have been created from.

Through these garments and the process of creating them, I hope to inspire others to explore in their own ways with the plants and materials we are surrounded with, which is why I frequently lead workshops on techniques such as embroidery and natural dyeing.

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