Shirred Silk Velvet Cape

Fine garments

Wools & Fabrics



Variation in lock color

Heavenly Texture and Color

Welcome to Minervathena, a fine sewing, natural dyeing, embellishing studio located in the Adirondack region of upstate New York.

The Adirondacks are beautiful, but a shopping wasteland when it comes to finding fine garment fabrics. Thus, I decided to create my own fabrics and Minervathena was born.

In my studio, I transform a plain natural fabric into a colorful, textured work of art through the processes of natural dyeing, shibori dyeing, eco printing or felting. This fabric is then used to create a one of a kind garment or accessory. But I’m still not finished, as sometimes this fabric calls for an additional embellishment with beads or embroidery.

At Minervathena, I sell my one of a kind garments and accessories, natural fiber fabrics by the yard, Earthues natural dyes and mordants, dyeable scarves, Opulent fibers needle felting wools, natural and dyed Wensleydale and Mohair locks and alpaca batting for felting. Classes are offered in natural dyeing, shibori dyeing, eco printing, felting, hand embroidery and sewing.

Enjoy browsing my site. I hope you become inspired to take a class or two, purchase that one of a kind garment or accessory, or just gather ideas for your next project.