My work is centered around hue, proportion & line. I glean ideas and inspiration from ordinary objects that I see all around me, whether in nature or as simple as the line of gate, or the curve in patterning on the bark of a tree. Texture speaks to me, and I in turn replicate through my own filters into my work.
I have been dyeing and manipulating fiber for two decades, learning and expanding the boundaries with each body of work that I’ve shaped. I hand dye premium silks for scarves, the majority of which are color blocked as this is how I see nature. I nuno felt silk and wool fibers, nuno felt is a process of molding two protein fibers with water, soap and compression. I hand felt organic soaps. I especially enjoy the scale of soaps, to reflect the natural vistas that are seen and downloaded mentally each day.
Soap has become a delightful exercise in proportion and scale while encompassing the journey of blending natural ingredients that feed the skin. I embrace the sustainability of felted soaps, a zero waste product that encompasses all the ingredients in a proportionate package. The felt shrinks as the soaps are utilized, and once completed, the felted jacket can be placed in an area that the scent remains, or it can be composted and safely returned to the cycle of life. I also design an upcycled 100% cotton line of infinity scarves that originate entirely in the state of North Carolina. A local sustainable company in the Piedmont that shares their excess fiber with me for the purpose of redefining what is possible.
Organic Coffee Soap 100% Natural ingredients (Eco Felted – Coffee Ingredients: olive oil, coconut oil, tallow, castor oil, sodium hydroxide, titanium dioxide, coffee butter, coffee seed oil,, coffee grounds & tussah silk.. :. Coffee is full of antioxidants, which fight free radicals in your cells and counteract the appearance of damage to your skin.. Coffee Butter is highly moisturizing, helps to soothe and repair irritated skin, and it helps to protect the skin from the dry winter weather. It is rich in the polyphenols which helps your skin to retain moisture and softness. Coffee seed oil is exceptionally high in its composition of essential fatty acid, that helps restore skin’s own elasticity and tone. These benefits in addition to 100% natural fibers of merino wool & camel hair will provide gentle exfoliation. The wool will shrink as the soap depletes, wool resists mildew, the soap will last longer as a result of its wool jacket. There exists zero waste in the making of this product, even when all of the soap is gone, the wool left over can either be used as a dryer ball, or placed in drawer for its scent, or composted. These bars weigh between 4.5- 5 oz..
Organic Lemongrass & Sea Salt with Kelp 100% Natural ingredients (detailed listing on website) hand dyed merino wool & camel hair by Artist.Lemongrass Sea Salt & Kelp Spheres ~ 100% Coconut Oil & Rice Bran Oil with Annatto Seed infused Olive oil; Organic Shea butter, Organic Maine Keifer, Maine Sea Salt, Kelp powder, zinc oxide Lemongrass & Litsea Cubeba Essential Oils~Maine grown & harvested Aloe Vera Juice , Lanolin & Sea clay . Lemongrass Essential oils are both anti-bacterial, anti-fungal & anti-inflammatory in addition to imparting a crisp invigorating aroma to your day. Rice Bran Oil is particularly high in fatty acids it is very beneficial for mature, delicate and sensitive skin .Organic Shea butter is said to reduce skin inflammation, in addition restores the elasticity of the skin with its exceptional moisturizing properties. Organic Shea Butter has a concentration of natural vitamins & fatty acids making it incredibly nourishing for the skin. Sea salt aids in extracting impurities from your skin and delivers beneficial natural minerals. Sea salt will naturally help in reducing redness and inflammation; while balancing the skin’s pH to reduce the formation and growth of blemishes.. Sea Kelp contains essential fatty acids that don’t just suffuse your skin with moisture, but also prevents your skin from losing that moisture with continued use.. Ethically sourced & Made ~ Transparent supply chain. Soaps are hand-made in Maine & hand- dyed & felted in North Carolina. with 100% Merino wool & 100% Camel Hair, soft natural fibers layered around these exceptional soaps that will contribute gentle exfoliation & extend the life of the soap. It is best if the felted soap is allowed to drain/ dry in between uses rather than sit in water. Wool resists mildew, wool will shrink as soap depletes, in which case remaining wool can be a) used as dryer ball b) composted c) placed in a drawer to impart scent of soap. There is zero waste in the making of this product. Soap Sphere size is 4.5 oz
Organic Lavender Shave Soap -100% Natural Ingredients hand dyed merino wool & camel hair by Artist.This soap features an infusion of (3) Lavender pure essential oils, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Sustainable Palm Oil in addition to Bentonite Clay . 100% merino wool (hand-dyed) & 100% camel hair natural fibers known for strength & softness for the skin. In addition, these felted soaps impart natural exfoliating properties, while also being antibacterial. Wool shrinks as soap depletes, resists mildew; may be used as dryer ball when finished, or placed in drawer, or composted. There exists zero waste in the making of this product. This soap is vegan (aside from felting)
Hemp & Aloe Vera with Lemongrass and Tea Tree essential oils… A complex blending of extraordinary ingredients – Hemp seed Oil can dramatically decrease skin dryness to alleviate itching and irritation. In addition, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties may protect against the aging process while soothing the skin. as it contains essential fatty acids and it yields amazing moisture for your skin Coconut Oil – Apricot Seed Oil contains gamma linoleic acid that is useful to firm and tone your skin. This also contains Vitamin A and E to soothe and slow down the aging process. It has nourishing properties and an anti-inflammatory effect to soothe eczema. Maine Beeswax & Honey, Organic Shea Butter, Lanolin, Silk, Aloe Vera and Organic Local Milk Kefir. They are so decadent and creamy with a huge, thick lather., These soaps were ethically made within a 100% transparent supply chain. These soaps are felted with 100% Merino Wool & Camel Hair, the softest fibers to use on your skin daily. Wool resists mildew and naturally exfoliates your skin . It is suggested that you place your felted soap on an area that it can drain somewhat in between uses. This is a zero waste product, once the soap is depleted, the remaining felt can be a) composted b) placed in a drawer for the scent c) or used as a dryer ball. Image (5) Organic Cranberry & Orange 100% Natural Ingredients hand dyed Merino wool & camel Hair Eco Felted Spheres ~
Cranberry & Orange This soap features a double butter recipe with Mango Seed Butter & Organic Shea Butter; in addition, Avocado oil, Olive Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Coconut Oil with Castor Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Organic Maine Milk, 100% Pure Essential Oils, Rose Clay, Cane Sugar, Cranberry Seeds, Orange Peel Powder.. wool has been hand-dyed & purposefully felted to provide a natural & gentle exfoliation of the skin. Wool resists mildew, and wool will shrink as the soap depletes. This is a sustainable- zero waste product, in that once the soap had diminished, the remaining wool can be a) composted 2) used as a dryer ball or 3) placed in a drawer for the scent.
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