“Unto this wood I came as to a nest; dreaming that sylvan peace offered the harrowed ease—Nature a soft release from men’s unrest.” – Thomas Hardy
Sylvan: of the woods; bucolic; idyllic; a mythical spirit of the forest
Deriving from Medieval Latin, Sylvanus—one who frequents the woods. Sylvanus is a Roman god of the woods and fields, sometimes identified with the Greek god, Pan.
The Sylvan stencil is derived from Victorian flower drawings, which idealized rustic and seasonal settings.
Garments embellished with the Sylvan stencil combine the elements of our current earthy color palette with a pastoral point-of-view. They are bold and yet delicate; decorative, but not too precious—a combination of the raw components of nature with the refined beauty of the forest.
Shop the entire Collection—all thoughtfully made in our studio and community in The Shoals—now with these new additions.
P.S.: We have also created two notable new layering pieces: the hand-sewn Cocoon and machine-sewn Cocoon Cardigan that will carry you easily from spring into summer. Look for a more elaborate, hand-embroidered Cocoon, the Claude Cocoon, which features the Sylvan design.