BlckBts, pronounced “black boots” originally started 8 years ago and featured hand dyed silk pieces. I am constantly learning new dye and fabric manipulation techniques to apply and expand my line; I have incorporated nuno felting and hand dyed wool, resulting in one of a kind wearable art. BlckBts has been featured in runway shows, galleries and in select boutiques such as Joan Shepp and Toile.
Nuno felting is a technique that incorporates wool fibers into the weave of a fabric, allowing me to incorporate texture and sculpture into my work. In nuno felting, the wool fibers are agitated and migrate through the weave then “shocked” and shrunk to become a permanent part of the fabric. This technique allows me to create pieces that are truly ooak, organic in shape, and a distinct wearable work of art. I use high quality materials and fibers that have a wonderful textural feel.