Category: Slow Fashion


Choosing the Right Materials

It takes time to learn how fiber/fabrics behave I’m a relatively new knitter and am working on my first sweater for myself…I’m 9 months into it! I hope I love it. The yarn is a locally milled and sourced, undyed Alpaca. It’s a rich, deep chocolately brown that I adore and is so silky to […]


Surface Design Exploration

I’m a maker.  It’s in my soul.  Making gives my everyday life deeper meaning.  While I love making clothes, I’m not always in love with the patterns or colors or types of fabric that are available.  Using materials that are gentle on both the planet and people is a value of mine but that limits […]


Natural Dye Notes – Onion Skins, Cochineal and Logwood

I’ve been dabbling in natural dyes for a couple of years…not consistently or often, but on occasion.  At first I wasn’t hooked. That’s not really true, I love the concept…taking plants and natural materials and making dyes for our cloth in the same ancient ways as our distant ancestors.  That appeals to me big time.  […]


What is slow fashion?

Our first retreat is A Study in Slow Fashion…but what does that mean? Slow fashion, the alternative to fast fashion and part of what has been called the “slow movement”, advocates for principles similar to the principles of slow food, such as good quality, clean environment, and fairness for both consumers and producers.  (wikipedia) A […]