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i have always made things...
either wearables or art (drawing being my first love); and it seems i have always done some sort of needlework (influenced by my mother): crewel embroideries to cross-stitch to crocheting big long chains (that my brothers and i probably used as rope ??). my mother also taught me how to both knit and sew around the age of 9. her 1969 Singer sewing machine took me all through college...it was a workhorse!

i have always been obsessed with fashion...
& have a BFA in fashion design. my career in visual display & merchandising has taken me from a major (chicago-based) department store to an upscale luxury designer boutique. both my education & work/life experience have shaped my design aesthetic, which consists of simple clean lines; and my color palette, which is usually muted. i tend to design intuitively and let my chosen fabrics & yarns guide…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 22
  • Joined April 25, 2007

Favorite materials

wool, alpaca, hemp, qiviuk, organic cotton, cashmere, bamboo, linen, silk, paper, wood, felt, labradorite

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About

i have always made things...
either wearables or art (drawing being my first love); and it seems i have always done some sort of needlework (influenced by my mother): crewel embroideries to cross-stitch to crocheting big long chains (that my brothers and i probably used as rope ??). my mother also taught me how to both knit and sew around the age of 9. her 1969 Singer sewing machine took me all through college...it was a workhorse!

i have always been obsessed with fashion...
& have a BFA in fashion design. my career in visual display & merchandising has taken me from a major (chicago-based) department store to an upscale luxury designer boutique. both my education & work/life experience have shaped my design aesthetic, which consists of simple clean lines; and my color palette, which is usually muted. i tend to design intuitively and let my chosen fabrics & yarns guide my creations. i am also inspired by: nature, architecture, menswear, utilitarianism... my designs are usually free of extra ornamentation---if it doesn't have a function or purpose, i find it unnecessary.

recently i spent some time working at a retail yarn shop. it was an experience i consider invaluable and equal to advanced course study in knitting.

i try to used recycled materials whenever possible for both shipping supplies & hang tags. i also enjoy reusing thrift store sweaters & any other available items for new creations. as for yarn, i prefer using natural fibers. wool, alpaca, & hemp are some of my favorites.....& of course, cashmere and qiviuk (musk ox).


[ disclaimer ] ::
i may have 'design ADD'...
(which would explain the variety of items in my shop).

my blog :: simplyolive.blogspot.com
* where i post everything that inspires me.

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