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!