This collection is inspired by the crafts that influenced the lives of my mom and two grandmothers. I use vintage linens, handkerchiefs and crocheted afghans to create a nostalgic feeling. I integrate machine knitwear to bring in the element of craft and collage, in reference to my grandmother’s crafts. In addition to incorporating sustainable materials, I also use sustainable techniques. The use of natural dyes, organic indigo, sandalwood, madder root and bundle dyeing with flowers, accentuates the vintage feel while also celebrating sustainability. I also utilized sample and plus sizes. For my photoshoot I used my mom and sister as models to reiterate the importance of family in this collection.
A series of handmade textiles using various dye techniques, appliqué and knitting.
A- Natural dyed with appliqué, painting with procion mx, and pigments, B- Silk painting on charmeuse, C- Ice dyed silk chiffon, D- Poly dye and pigment of poly satin, E- Machine knit panels, F- Organic indigo on vintage crochet blanket, G- Organic Indigo on vintage handkerchiefs, H- Vintage handkerchiefs dyed with sandalwood and madder root and bundle dyed, I- Vintage handkerchiefs dyed with sandalwood and madder root, J- Silk crepe de chine bundle dyed with flowers, K- Patchwork with jersey, L- Cotton crochet, M- Cotton dyed with turmeric, rose petals, onion skins and strawberries, N- Vintage handkerchief shibori dyed with organic indigo, O- Vintage handkerchief shibori dyed with organic indigo