mixed berries: Raw, frayed, wabi-sabi-embracing artifacted linen scarves. Subtle stripes, mottled dye, hand-stitched patches sewn with hand-dyed embroidery floss. In lush mixed berry tones.
on artifacting: We are drawn to objects with provenance, with history, drawn to things that show use, wear and repair. We want to see where others' hands have worked, want to place ourselves in relation to those hands, want to be a part of the world of making, unmaking and remaking ...
[new] soothsayer beads: long hand-strung runs of thoughtfully festive wood and ceramic beads — perfect for all forms of prognosticating. Or just for looking nice, which also totally counts. No two are alike — choose the ones that speak to you.
• mostly secret lentil is: the eccentric clothing (+ extries) that I make. And: paintings that Mike (Mr. Lentil) paints. Then a few other things that we adore.
• I'm a self-taught artist who thrives on experimentation. I have my own [strong] opinions about beauty; it's raw, a bit rough, often asymmetric, just like real life. I'm moved by objects that bring our humanity, histories, and inherent messiness into focus. And I believe in pairing comfort with eccentricity, in equal measure. Comfort + Weird = Good.
• Welcome to secret lentil. — helen