Welcome to my virtual shop! Please enjoy browsing, and it is my hope that you find something you will love for years. It was fun making all these pieces! Each piece is hand dyed individually 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. Everything is made here in my studio before or after the dyeing process. I am happy to answer any questions about fit and measurements before purchase.
Making clothes has always been on my radar. First attempts were as a small child, making kimonos and dresses for my dolls. I even tried to make a pair of shorts for my dad, quite unsuccessfully! As an adult I learned how to make patterns and sew properly through fashion design classes. Along the way I started experimenting with fabric dyeing (first using bleach, then grocery store dyes, and finally professional dyes just for silk) and then discovered the wonder of felting, during a vacation to Australia. Many years later, after many trials and a few fortunate errors, I am happy to have developed my own style of dyeing. Sometimes I go further and felt the dyed pieces, 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.