the gift of slow making

Untold Imprint Naturally Dyed Fading Light Mini Garland
Untold Imprint Natural Dyed Fading Light Mobile
Untold Imprint naturally dyed cotton
Untold Imprint Naturally Dyed Forest Mobile
Untold Imprint Naturally Dyed Forest Garland

Loop London in London, England is carrying a small, limited-edition collection of my naturally dyed garlands and mobiles. I'm so honored to have my work at Loop. Not only am I an admirer of Susan and her beautiful shop, but this project was truly a gift to work on. The process of making these stretched out over a few weeks. I watched the color stories develop little by little, making adjustments, adding new colors I hadn't planned on, and ultimately giving my creative intentions the space to breathe and expand. This kind of process always results in work I'm most happy with but I don't always have the luxury of working this way. It came at such a perfect time too – during these cold, dark winter months when I can often feel a bit stuck. I have so much love for small, women-owned businesses supporting one another and encouraging our creativity to shine brightly. 

If you're in London, you can shop my garlands in person at Loop, or find them in their online shop as well. 

There are just a few of the garlands from this batch in my own shop here : Natural Garlands

from inspiration to printed textile

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wonder watercolor painting by Phoebe Stout of Untold Imprint
Wonder Altar printed towel in poppy red by Untold Imprint

I grew up with Cicely Mary Barker's beloved flower fairy books on my shelf. I loved looking at all the details in her paintings and would imagine living right there beside those sweet forest folk. When I set out to paint an altar dedicated to the world of imagination, her work was what came to mind first. My 'Wonder' towel was inspired by her Poppy Fairy – partly because poppies are my favorite flower, and partly because I so wanted to do a print in a cheerful poppy red color for Spring. My fairy's wings are hidden in my painting – a nod to Kira in The Dark Crystal, who didn't reveal her gorgeous gossamer wings until exactly the right moment. 

Wonder is available now in my shop as cotton towels in both dusty mauve pink & poppy red

Sleeveless tees are coming soon ...

wonder

Inspired by my love of vintage fairs and exotic markets ~ these new garlands are all naturally dyed with things like crushed Marigold flowers and powder made from the heart of the Logwood tree. Simple curved shapes with raw edges in earthy colors, and a brass bead at the bottom of each hand torn flag. They speak to my nostalgic sensibilities & transport me to another place. I think we could all do with a bit more wonder in the everyday. 

together we rise

 Together We Rise original painting by Phoebe Stout of Untold Imprint

This weekend marks the one year anniversary of the biggest day of protests in American history. Just writing that gives me the chills and brings tears to my eyes! To all you fellow marchers, and to those who march in spirit, protest outside your senators offices, donate time and money to worthy organizations, write letters, make phone calls, stand up for what is right and just, and are an everyday force of love in the world ~ Together We Rise!

Small prints and cards of my 2018 Women's March poster are available in my shop. 15% of the proceeds from the sale of these items will be donated to Global Fund for Women

Global Fund for Women's mission statement:
'We are a global champion for the human rights of women and girls. We use our powerful networks to find, fund, and amplify the courageous work of women who are building social movements and challenging the status quo. By shining a spotlight on critical issues, we rally communities of advocates who take action and invest money to empower women.'
 

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P.S. I'll be marching in my sister's town of Hartford, CT this Saturday. If you happen to be there too and see a mermaid poster, come say hello! 

a new year

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The words 'a new year' sound nice. Last year at this time, I remember how sad and scared I was feeling. In some ways, the past twelve months were worse than I could have imagined, yet at the same time, there were countless trials that seemed to pull people together in ways that inspired us even when the road ahead looked bleak. Amidst all the goings on of life and politics, my small business had its best year yet and I'm so very grateful to all of you who helped me make that possible. For your support, encouragement, and friendship – thank you. May 2018 be filled with joy, hope & well-deserved triumphs.

Happy New Year! 

Much love, 

Phoebe

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