Folk Fibers Blog / fashion

  • Folk Fibers Quilts at Levis Malibu Store

      The quilts have arrived at the Levi's Malibu Store, and it feels SO good! It's a privilege to partner with Levi's, I have only great things to say about my experience. I am especially blown away with the spirit and teamwork happening over at Levi's Malibu store. Weeks before these three quilts were completed I received a message from Nick Osika, who has been the manager of the store since it opened 7 years ago. Nick expressed his excitement for the quilts to arrive and from then on out, he and the others at the Malibu store have been so supportive and helpful. If you...

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  • Folk Fibers Quilts for Levis Made Here

      I am very excited to announce that I am making quilts for Levis!  You may have noticed a little lull in my online presents over the last couple of weeks. This was all due to my gusto and focus on getting a series of quilts designed and crafted for Levis - Made Here Stores. Made Here is a project created and run by Jay Carroll, a concept designer for Levis. Made Here are special Levis stores that deliver a bespoke interpretation of the Levi’s® brand. A meaningful component of the Made Here store is the initiative to sell beautiful objects...

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  • The Wild Magazine

    It was a complete surprise to me when I discovered an article about me featured on The Wild Magazine Blog.  The post was written by Roxanne Fequiere, a writer and contributing editor for Oakazine and Wetpaint to name a few. Reading the article made me smile because she obviously did her homework, and got all her facts straight.  My favorite quote from the article discribes how I use social media platforms such as facebook, twitter and instagram, "Ambrose uses these methods to shine a light on a lifestyle that’s as anachronistic as social media is modern".  I love that quote because it discribes my enchanting contrasts, and validates...

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  • The Story Behind The Delaware Baby Quilt

    The Delaware Baby Quilt is almost entirely made with natural dyed fabric, almost. The bright peach fabric is actually a vintage cotton Liz Claiborne skirt.  The bright turquoise fabric was in my fabric collection and I'm not exactly sure where I acquired it but I do know it is a sandwashed cotton, meaning it has been gently buffed into a smooth and soft texture, resembling a suede but having the practical qualities of a cotton. For this quilt I dyed the sashiko cotton thread used for the quilting in a red onion skin dyebath, the result is a pale pink thread. This quilt is entirely hand quilted.  I prefer to hand...

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  • DEAR MOM,

      My Selvedge Magazine arrived today, and to my surprise a pair of long wool mittens came with it! The mittens are an incredible addition given by ESK-Life, they are made in Scotland, a blend of cashmere and mohair, and very soft.  Thank you so much for the generous gift subscription, I wish I could thank you in person with a great big hug + kiss!  

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