Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Getting Back to Work

Despite the long gap in our blog posts, we've been working hard these past few months.  One of the things that we feel committed to, is reducing waste as a part of our sustainable business practices.  And this includes fabric waste.  We take a lot of time and effort to dye our lovely fabric, and the fabric itself is also expensive, so we want to try and use every little piece.  Suzanne took this to heart and developed a pattern for this cute little cycle cap.  I'm in LOVE with it. It looks great on kids and adults alike, and can be sleek and elegant, or funky and fun (made from different colors and patterns sewn together).  We featured these at our local artswalk, and they sold really well.  I'm so excited to make more and hope to have lots of them available in our shops

Monday, March 28, 2011

Brilliant Spring

I'm still hard at work on the arm warmers that I talked about in my last post.  The colors that I'm finiding in my yard are filling me with inspiration: Take, for example, the brilliant yellow of the
Oregon Grape, a plant which is native to my region.  Isn't it smashing?  Here is a translation of the color into armwarmers: 
Yum, right?  What inspires you this season?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


We've been working hard on perfecting our techniques for dyeing our lovely wool fabric.  The dyes that we've been using are absolutely gorgeous, but they yeild a color that is a little bit too primary for our liking.  As a small pop of color, the brightness is perfect, but on a whole garment the effect is overwhelming.  So I went to work mixing my own colors and have come up with a nice, earthy pallette.  But what to do with all of the lovely primaries that we have?

I am a huge fan of accessories, and I started thinking about what I would love to have for chilly spring days.  Arm warmers are a favorite for me.  I like to wear them running because even though my core gets warm, my arms and hands are still cold.  But they're also great as a fashion accessory, and a really nice way to get those sleeveless garments out of the closet just a little bit earlier in the season.  So I played around with pattern and texture and came up with these lovelies.  Now available in our shops and with more colors coming soon!

Happy Spring, everyone!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Sweater Love

What a great day I had yesterday, photographing the lovely Michelle, who modeled some of our new handmade sweater designs. I love these sweaters because they're very comfortable and so versatile.  Shown here is essentially the same sweater in different lengths and necklines.  

Currently, we offer a ballet scoop neck, a cowl (shown in this previous post) and a hoodie.  Any sweater can be made into a dress or tunic, too! 

Michelle and I went to Tumwater Falls for our shoot, and it was a beautiful, sunny day.  We had a great time, and I'm so happy with how the pictures turned out. 

This particular dress is available for purchase now in our online shop.