“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris, ‘The Beauty of Life’, 1880
Hi, I’m Rebecca! Artist, wife + mother, seamstress & beginning natural dye artisan living in beautiful Plantation, FL. I’ve been blogging about sewing, crafting, natural dyes, a bit of knitting and about my family life for almost 4 years now.
I’ve been an artist for as long as I can remember. Drawing and painting were my first loves. I studied Printmaking in college, receiving my BFA from Hartford Art School. The combination of bookmaking, typography, drawing and chemistry was irresistible. Some of the same reasons I now love working with dyes and learning to draft patterns. I dabbled in intricate embroidery and hand sewn costumes over the years but never touched a sewing machine until I was in my mid 30’s.
After kids everything changed for me. As I slowly became a “crunchy” momma I grew concerned with all the chemicals I was using and I slowly switched our family to a greener and more eco-friendly lifestyle.
I started sewing to make crafts, home decor and baby gear. After my daughter was born and I finally had a little girl to dress I started making kid’s clothes. I figured if I could teach myself to make those surely I could make my own handmade wardrobe too.
The Sew Pomona blog was born of my desire to share what I was making and keep me motivated to improve my sewing skills. Plus- I really love being a part of the sewing blogger community!
Use organic and sustainable/recycled materials whenever possible
Explore and expand my natural dyeing knowledge
Learn how to spin and weave my own textiles
Draft my own patterns
Try more advanced patterns
Focus on the details: embroidery, high end finishes and construction
I hope to own my own slow fashion business using natural plant-based dyes and clothing/patterns I design within the next year or two. I’m slowly moving toward that goal as my kids get older and more independent and I gain more time to focus on my art.
Thanks for joining me on this journey! Enjoy!
family photos courtesy © Megan DiPiero Photography