Each sweater, a prayer...
Honor to mother nature-- her creative process, organic being, wild spirit.
Discovering her offerings through open hands, mind, and heart.
Each creation-- an exercise in faith-- in letting go-- in embracing what IS.
The beauty in her imperfection. In change. In ALL life....
Untamed, the sweater, is hand-spun, shorn, knit, and dyed from Border Leicester sheep residing at Steam Valley Fiber Farm in Trout Run, PA. The accessories are hand crafted using the finest grade certified organic Merino wool, hand-spun with hints of naturally colored Alpaca.
Photo Credits: Katie Kaiser, model.
PELT is an experiment in material estrangement. Made from raw, un-spun sheep’s wool, the garments in this collection restore the dialogue between man and animal. These minimally processed fibers, knit in a flurry of knots and bobbles, become sweaters that do not disguise their material origins, do not obey the contours of the human body, do not give up their independence.
Each piece is a SECOND SKIN: a source of comfort, a temporary shelter, a reminder of an animal’s gift.
Pelt (noun): skin, hide, fleece, coat, fur
Hand-knit, 100% Organic, un-dyed, superfine merino wool
Photo Credits: Xi Sinsong. Emily Bess. Misha Shazada. Sonia Castleberry. Samantha Ruggerio. Julie Kandalec
“With your shimmering dress, it says ‘no’ it says ‘yes.’ It says ‘I have nothing left for concealing.’ It’s your shiftless flesh and your old girl’s grace. It’s your young girl’s face that I’m breathing.” –Scott Walker
ENGAGED is an installation that explores a modern woman’s ambiguity toward marriage. Two wedding gowns, two story lines, two slogans. IN THE AIR, a knitted dress of golden thread and tulle suspended above ground; TIED-UP, a crocheted gown bound in a web of ribbon and rope; two outlooks on the trappings of an age-old tradition…
Hand crocheted vintage ribbon, metallic trim, & 100% un-dyed, peace silk yarn.
Custom knit and constructed by hand using heirloom materials, such as vintage ribbon and silk embroidery thread..
Photo Credits: Gideon Monaghan & MC2
A series of sculptural dresses inspired by the majestic columns and patinated surfaces of Venetian Architecture. All gowns are knit to shape on an electronic Shima Seiki knitting machine.
Photo Credits: Kris LeBoeuf, Yanique Wilson, & Julia Comita
A collection of mini-dresses inspired by modern art furniture and interiors of the 60's & 70's. Knit with wool, cotton, and elastomeric yarns.
Photo Credit: MC2