huipil pillows upcycled textiles


I made some more huipiles embroidered pillows from the vintage huipiles I was gifted.  I think these are also super pretty, and they are completely one of a kind. Here's the video of my process and thoughts I had while making them.

huipil hand embroidered pillow


I was gifted a number of vintage huipiles that were brought back from Guatemala.  They were incredibly beautiful and were covered with hand embroidery.  They were very old so some parts of them were very worn out.  So I decided to "upcycle" them and piece together the most fantastic parts of embroidery to make a pillow. 

how to upcycle your clothes with dyeing

Denim Dress Upcycle Shibori Tutorial

Do you have a piece of clothing or two that you love and have thought about throwing out, but you can't because you love it too much?  This denim dress is a favorite and is past its prime.  It's faded a lot and has some stains on it.  I wanted to give it a new look in hopes that it can have some more life. 


interview with lucy beizer natural dyer

Artist Interview: Lucy Beizer- Natural Dyer

I sit down with Natural dyer and textile artist Lucy Beizer to talk about her work.  She recaps her process, learning natural dyeing in Budapest, Hungary and her Dream Journal. 


Denim Shirt Upcycling tutorial

Denim Shirt Upcycle Tutorial

I was so bummed out when I somehow got bleach on one of my favorite J.Crew denim shirts! I decided to upcycle instead of throw it out because it had a lot of life left.