DBK Design Wearable Art
I am in love with colors- they are intoxicating and seductive, and I have a passion for form and texture. I learned to sew at age 4. I have loved textiles ever since. I have a BFA in painting, and I bring the techniques I learned to silk painting, which is somewhat unorthodox. My projects have included embroidery, knitting, sewing and other traditional needle art forms. I work with silk and wool to create scarves, shawls, garments, and accessories. the colors and effects I can achieve with silk dyes and paints are intense and beautiful, and a joy to work with! I use various resists in silk painting such as gutta, salt, alcohol, and sugar syrup to achieve different effects and textures. for my felted pieces I employ a variety of felting techniques including wet, Nuno and needle felting. I use different types of wools which react differently to the felting processes. Experimentation is a big part of my creative process. Nature is my biggest source of inspiration.
I also enjoy teaching my silk painting techniques, and always learn from my students.
Creating my pieces is always exciting, the unpredictable nature of the interaction between silk and paint is what keeps me growing and changing. Every piece is one of a kind. The woman I design for has her own sense of style and is sure of herself. she does not follow trends, but like me loves the color and the unique.