Welcome to my shop. I create one-of-a-kind women's fashion accessories made from silk- velvet. What begins as white solid fabric, is printed with my designs, using a paste that removes the rayon pile of the velvet and leaves its silk backing, creating a burn-out or devorè effect. The fabric is dyed and hand-painted with more dyes, until I like it. After a final rinse, it is ready to be sewn in to items. Washing it again when needed will make it softer.
For me, handmade means organic design inspired by and rooted in nature — hand-painted patterns, growing and evolving, sometimes accidental and frozen in time. I am inspired by how light illuminates and creates infinite hues, in iridescent fabrics. Colors create moods and their combinations tell stories.
Trained as a painter at RISD, I moved to San Francisco as a young artist and found selling crafts I made at street fairs to be a fun way to pay the rent. My creations were later sold in boutiques and galleries, now nationwide. I want you to experience my shop as if you are in a brick-and-mortar gallery, where you can actually touch the fabric, and feel it's softness against your skin.