I am a lover of Plants, Art and Textiles in all forms.
For the past 20 years I have been sewing, printing, dyeing fabric in an array of different techniques and styles. It all started when I was 16 with a borrowed sewing machine, a few yards of fun fur and the desire to create my own clothing.
I choose to work with as natural raw materials as possible. I have always loved working with hemp. It is a versatile fabric, with an amazing feel.
My dyes are ethically foraged locally, grown in my garden in Guelph or purchased from small independent dye producers who follow the same sustainable standards.
I am a first generation Canadian. My father and his family came from Italy to Canada when he was a child and my mother came to Canada from Wales, to work as a nanny. They met in Toronto and my mother never left. They are both deeply creative and raised my brother and I with a “Do it yourself” attitude.
I am a mother of 3 beautiful human beings who have been the biggest inspiration in all I do. The 4 of us live together in a small house, with our puppy, 2 cats and a rat named Rami. We all like our coffee too much (only the humans get some internationally, the pets are sneaky about it).
I teach Yoga through a trauma informed lens. I have been practicing Yoga regularly since my early 20’s and have been teaching for the past 6 years. I teach in recovery centers, youth groups, with seniors and anywhere else people want to gather and practice together.
My work continues to remind me of the joyful, precious connection we all share with the earth and each other. My hope is it inspires that same reminder in others.