My grandmothers began teaching me how to sew when I was 5. My entire life has been spent studying and practicing the art and skill of being a Freelance and Fine Textile Artist, Designer, Costumer, Quilter and Fabricator. I studied Fine Arts seriously from age 14-24, then switched focus to Apparel Design. I have expert skills in concept development, hand illustration, technical illustration, textile print design, bag design, creating industry ready technical packages, complex patterning, draping, sewn construction, fitting, alteration, repair, quilting, knitting, weaving, dying and painting. I design "Moonchilde: Heirloom Quality Ritual Clothing, Sacred Objects and Art to Wear by Hand". Previous projects include: "OWL Artisan Apparel & Accessories from Stage to Ceremony" and "Uniform: Clothing That Works". Inspiration is derived from textile art and design history, green design, music, critical theory, anthropology, myth, fairy tales, mysticism, geometry & physics. I always take a sustainable approach to design. I work out of my well equipped textile studio in Portland, Oregon or on location.
Volunteer: *Portland Art Museum *Special Art for Special Kids *Magnet Summer Art Program *Portland Progressive Quilter’s Collective Screen Printing Apprenticeships: *Mision Grafica *The Fabric Workshop Small Business Internship: *Anya Gorson
Extracurricular figure drawing for practice and fun, current