On laundering

An inspiring and inspired student I met with recently shared with me the site Buy Me Once, which I was already familiar with, however I hadn’t noticed their Design Challenge until now. Their call for designing a Little Black Dress for a long use life is exciting: THE ULTIMATE LITTLE BLACK DRESS! This dress will last someone 60+ years of wearing it once a week It should be able to be washed in a regular washing machine once a weekRead more


Embroidery in various forms has been a part of my practice for over 15 years. While planning for two works that I will develop during 2016 and 2017, I’m working on some embroidered writing samplers under the title #communication. They are responses and reactions to written communications that are today very immediate, sometimes public and often unclear in their meaning. The stitching itself is a radical act of slowing down, at a time when a challenging day means getting 100Read more

ZWFD at BF+DA Book Fair

On Sunday April 10th I will be joining an incredible panel of authors during a one-day book fair at the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator to represent Holly and I with Zero Waste Fashion Design. I will have some copies to sell at the RRP $59.95; I will accept payment in cash and through Paypal. The BF+DA are giving away a copy of our book to one person who responds to their survey, so please take the survey! Location: BF+DA,Read more