I create one of a kind garments and accessories combining contemporary hand painted designs, elegant
fabrics and timeless silhouettes.
Each of my garments is unique. I produce individual surface
designs on the fabrics of my garments through hand painting, applying discharge, devoré, resists, and washes. Each
piece of fabric is treated like a blank canvas on which my ideas and inspirations are portrayed. Painting each piece of fabric
individually allows me to not only design an elegant garment, but also a wearable work of art.
of my garments and accessories begin as a solid white piece of fabric. I stretch each piece like a canvas and hand paint
it using fiber reactive dyes. The fabric is then steam set and washed. I then cut and sew each piece of fabric into the
garment or scarf you see at my home studio, I have no employees or assistants to do the work for me. This assures that every
piece is truly one of a kind and created by my own hand.
Painting on fabric has allowed me to transform
the images of the world I see around me into functional works of art. Throughout my life I have always been intrigued by form,
color and design. I continue to try and find new ways to manipulate the fabric and express my impressions of the world around
me. I hope you enjoy and appreciate the work and dedication that goes into each garment.
Hans and Abby clamp dying silk scarves