Frances Felt - Textiles Studio
Anise & Dill is 20 years in the making. It’s a company founded on my love for textiles. In my early 20’s I travelled the world. Everywhere I went I was drawn to the clothing of the indigenous people. The processes and the traditions that they used to achieve such vibrant looks and elaborate details were enchanting. I went back to school and received my BFA in textiles ready to share my new skills with the world. Canada needed more fashion based in craft. I started Frances Felt and enjoyed many years producing clothing and accessories that were detailed with my hand-crafted felt or silk cloque or naturally dyed fabrics. Babies and family life put a halt on all that!
BUT…. After many years of trying to achieve work/life balance, in 2017 I had found my studio practice again. I rediscovered Indigo dyeing and have passionately being getting my hands blue ever since! Oh but wait!….A global pandemic hit in 2019. I had a small side hustle (called Anise & Dill) making reusable products with my daughter and so I started including reusable masks into that hustle. Little did I know 2 years later I would be selling my masks across Canada in the 1000s. I redesigned and redesigned that mask into what I believe to be the perfect protective face mask.
And now…as we ease out of the pandemic I am happy to be shifting back to my natural state of being, a textile designer. I love sharing my passion for indigo and have been offering workshops in the Sea to Sky Whistler area for 5 years. I love hosting dinner parties and adding special touches like hand crafted indigo dyed dinner napkins and couch cushions. I love sewing with special hand crafted fabrics. My goal is to introduce you to the world of textiles and to share with you the beauty of cloth.
“My love of textiles is woven through everything I do”