Every garment is hand dyed or painted in my studio using professional dyes and high quality silks. The dyes are freely applied to the silk to create bold colors and intricate patterns, key to the vibrant look of Nancy Wilder Wearable Art.
Making clothes has always been on my radar. My first attempts at making kimonos and dresses for my dolls were quite rustic! Eventually I learned how to make patterns and sew properly through fashion design school. Along the way I started experimenting with fabric dyeing (first using bleach, then grocery store dyes, and finally professional silk dyes) and also discovered the wonder of felting. Several years later, after many trials and a few fortunate errors, I have developed my own style of dyeing and painting. Sometimes I take it further and felt the dyed pieces with ultra fine merino wool, resulting in ethereal, textured pieces. The clothes I make are designed to make you look and feel great! Vibrant colors, the right fit, and special details are my signature. I am happy to answer any questions about fit and measurements before purchase. Enjoy shopping and please check back for new pieces.