Tops & Jackets
Pants & Skirts
Hello friends and neighbors. I hope you are well and happy. It does not look like I will be participating in any shows until at least March, and then only if it feels like the right thing to do. But I am still sewing and embroidering and designing and quilting and making new things. Some sneak peeks of things I've been working on are below. Like many of my independent artist friends, I would welcome special orders for holiday gifts for a friend or partner, or for yourself. Please feel free to contact me if you see something on this site that you would like to customize for a special order. I would also be happy to direct you to another artist if you are looking for jewelry, glass, pottery, miniature sewn animals, handbags or any other fine craft or art.
I also have gift certificates available in several denominations.
Thanks so much for your support, and all the best.
For over 49 years I have been designing and making original garments. I make jackets, tops, pants and skirts in several colors of 100% silk noil. The basic shapes are simple and elegant and versatile. They are available unadorned or with various styles of Freehand Machine stitching, as shown in the Catalog. They are also available hand-embroidered (by my hands) in several original styles. Examples of these are shown on the Hand Embroidery page.
Some quilted styles are also offered on the Quilted Styles page.
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