Indigo & Snow
Indoor Winter Market, Outdoor Market
May 6, 2017
June 3, 2017
July 1, 2017
September 9, 2017
Textiles (hand-painted | dyed | printed)
I began studying printmaking at the College of Wooster, and fell in love with the process of making repeating patterns and creating layers of design. For seventeen years I’ve been working as a printmaker, and more recently as a textile artist. Eight years ago, I began to integrate my love of textiles with printmaking. I’ve create hand-printed textiles using woodcuts, monoprints and screen prints.
In 2013 I launched INDIGO & SNOW my line of hand-dyed apparel and accessories specializing in natural dyes, indigo and shibori. I developed a contemporary form of shibori using salvaged Cedar to create evocative, organic designs. Shibori is a traditional Japanese technique of color-resist dyeing, involving intricate folds, stitches and tying that yields one-of-a-kind designs and patterns.
Connecting my handmade work to my interest in environmental sustainability has been a major part of my business from the start. I’ve been an organic gardener for over 20 years, majored in Environmental Studies in school, and have long worked with natural materials. My interest in natural dyeing stems directly from this connection to nature. In creating functional, beautiful items by hand, I use stones, wood and other elements from the landscape. It’s a way of connecting these interests to my work as an artist and designer.