I began to study textile design at the College of the North Atlantic (St. John's, NL) in 2010. I graduated in 2012, with majors in surface embellishment and apparel, and was honored with both the President's Medal and the Govenor General's Bronze Medal for my academic achievement. I pursued additional studies in knitting, weaving and print and dye, before moving to Montreal to begin the Fashion Design program at College LaSalle in 2014. I am interested in fabric manipulation and enjoy using a variety of techniques to instill as much of myself into my designs as possible. I like to work with natural materials, natural dyes, printing and fabric construction techniques to create my own fabrics. In craft there exists a notion that handmade items bear the 'handprint' of the artist who created them. I strive to ensure that the work I produce is marked clearly with my own 'handprint'. I find inspiration in folklore, the art of storytelling, the imperfections and the eccentricities of the universe.
Recycled sari silk and unbleached cotton, handwoven.
Natural dye painting with katazome paste resist on silk.
Handmade bustier with embroidery, crystal bead and recycled jewelry embellishments.
Handmade purse; naturally dyed silk, leather, re-purposed fur, goldwork, beading and metallic stud embellishments.
Naturally dyed silk, crystal beads, metallic studs, goldwork and leather embellishments.