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inks+thread is textile and scarf collection aiding my obsession with patterns. The natural delicacies of southern wildlife and the geometry present in the city-scape ignited my love of patterns. These patterns manifest in the form of diaphanous scarves made of silk, cotton, or chiffon. All the patterns begin as watercolor paintings. Some are painted by myself, others by friends and artists. All the patterns are executed by myself through the use of Photoshop and Illustrator after the initial watercolor painting has been complete. A new eager addition to inks+thread are garments ... stay tuned.

As of late, I have taken a dive into natural dyeing - scavenging for natural hues and creating pigment rich fabrics. It is a meditative activity, creating with the hands with what comes from the Earth. No machine, no internet. It is a path toward awareness and a step toward an intentional life. 

Most of my young adult life, I was unsettled - bouncing from city to city, from one apartment to the next, and floating between jobs to find my place, my passion. After years of vowing to never return to my home state of Tennessee, I found myself back in the humid hills of Chattanooga. Initially, I struggled to adopt and accept the Southern culture that I had tried to extract from my life. But it was slowly seeping into my soul. I am a Tennessean. There is no accent that can hide it, no move that can displace it. Intentions are pure and true amidst these rolling hills - I'm proud to accompany these traditions to form a New South.

There is a Southern custom to uphold hospitality - this isn't limited to the welcomeness that most Southerner's bring to the table. It is an experience. An intentional life. A touch of delicate details. The nuances of being. This is the essence of what I aim to capture in my work - whether it be curating a gathering, teaching an indigo workshop, harvesting natural hues, or arranging a floral crown.

 

A bit more about me:

Most of my young adult life, I was unsettled - bouncing from city to city, from one apartment to the next, and floating between jobs to find my place, my passion. I worked for years in the New York City fashion industry - modeling, selling, crafting, and creating. After years of vowing to never return to my home state of Tennessee, I found myself back in the humid hills of Chattanooga. Initially, I struggled to adopt and accept the Southern culture that I had tried to extract from my life. But it was slowly seeping into my soul. I am a Tennessean. There is no accent that can hide it, no move that can displace it. Intentions are pure and true amidst these rolling hills - I'm proud to accompany these traditions to form a New South.

There is a Southern custom to uphold hospitality - this isn't limited to the welcomeness that most Southerner's bring to the table. It is an experience. An intentional life. A touch of delicate details. The nuances of being. This is the essence of what I aim to capture in my work - whether it be curating a gathering, designing a textile, teaching an indigo workshop, harvesting natural hues, or arranging a floral crown.

As of late, I have taken a dive into natural dyeing - scavenging for natural hues and creating pigment rich fabrics. It is a meditative activity, creating with the hands with what comes from the Earth. No machine, no internet. It is a path toward awareness and a step toward an intentional life.