Since spending a considerable amount of time in Sapa, with some women of the H’mong and Dao tribes, I collected lengths of intricate home grown hemp, hand-woven, hand-dyed, hand-embroidered Heirloom quality textiles.
I wanted to create something special, instead of just pillow cases (which they are often used for), so last year I began to make clothes, but because of the weight of some of the material, they lent themselves to little clutch bags, hand-bags, and pouches.
I want these incredible fabrics to have new life, to be seen, to be appreciated, and to be used everyday.
They are all lined with silky luxurious material and have strong metal zippers.
Years of collecting embroidered tables clothes, ethnic materials, and French linens has lent to this series of tops and dresses. Some of them were in my grandmothers cupboards, others at flea markets, many through traveling.. each are special.
Vintage Ethnic Textiles
You know that dress, the one which fits perfectly, flattering and comfortable? This is that dress.
Heavy Vintage-Print cotton, adjustable drawstring, folds in all the right places, this dress in perfect for any condition.
Available is two sizes, and choice of print; blue floral & white embroidered
This collections derives from an original Victorian garment with each detail of lace specifically chosen to recreate these white cotton designs.
Victorian Night Gown