Each piece of ali wear is a one-of-a-kind upcycled creation. I collage sweaters and other textiles into cozy coats, hoodies and jackets. I love turning castoff garments into something fresh, fun and whimsical. I hope that when you put on a piece of ali wear you feel a little bit of magic. If you immediately want to spin in a circle, that's a good sign.
My favorite material to work with is wool, but I also use cotton, silk, acrylic, etc. Collage is all about working with what is available and making it awesome! There are often several different types of fabric in each garment. I do on occasion make wool free pieces by request.
I currently live in Aurora, CO with my husband David and our two very exuberant little boys.