Petal-una Collection

Petal-Una Collection was launched in the Fall of 2012 as an on-going wearable art project involving a number of different textile techniques and materials. Since its inception, my goal has been to create distinctive, one-of-a-kind fabrics each season for Petal-Una’s very limited art-to-wear collections.  I have been creating art-textiles for over 20 years and have been building felted garments for 10 of those years.  In recent years, a larger percentage of my work has been created with cloth enriched with natural colorants, Indigo in particular. I am energized by color, texture, surface and avail myself of all of the tools and techniques available to the small workshop to realize unique cloth for apparel. The collections created seasonally for Petal-Una will continue to be part of my creative practice. The work emerging from this collection inspires, and is inspired by, the other streams of my creative process. View highlights below or follow the links to more examples from past seasons.