From sewing to fabric design

After 7 years of sewing custom crib bedding using thousands of yards of fabrics designed by other people, I had the desire to create my own fabric designs. Besides knowing my way around a sewing machine, I am trained as a fine artist and designer and am so glad to have found a way to combine these skills with my love of textiles. While I still like to sew items myself, using fabrics from my stash, my main focus now is on design. So I have partnered with a family-owned company in the USA that prints my designs on fabric (using the latest technology and eco friendly dyes) and sews them into finished products. It is so exciting to see a fabric I've designed made into an item for the home, like a throw pillow or floor cushion.

I am obsessed with color and shape. Inspiration comes from the plants seen on my daily walks, architectural details spotted on my travels, and the vibrant colors of San Antonio, Texas where I live. My designs always start with handmade motifs using ink, paint, or hand-carved stamps. My modern surface pattern designs tend to be simple, bold and colorful.

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