Folk Fibers Blog / America

  • Made Here - Folk Fibers Video

      MADE HERE - FOLK FIBERS from Jay Carroll on Vimeo.

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  • Featured on the Free People Blog

      Fun fact: My first job out of college was at the Urban Outfitter HQ in Philly as "Creative Assistant" for Free People. It has almost been seven years since I worked there, and today I am the featured artist on the Free People Blog! I highly value the experience I gained from working there, and what I know now is life had much more to offer me. To be frank, it wasn't easy being on the bottom of a corporate ladder, even if it was a "cool" job. My confidence was crushed when I left, and it took some time for...

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  • 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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  • guided by hunger

    We drove out to Sonoma Valley... guided by our hunger to explore our surroundings, and our desire to eat at the Fremont Diner. As we got further away from the Bay and closer to the Valley my surroundings began to remind me of the Hampton's.  Maybe it was the sense that the country road was sprinkled with signs of upper class citizens.  Regardless, the view was pastoral, with rolling fields and abundant vineyards.  We found ourselves happy and full without a plan. I appreciate the laid back approach we all had for letting the day unfold, as it will. We decided to seek out a winery....

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  • This is bigger than me

      This is bigger than me Don't try to do everything by yourself  My dreams do come true Our wills are in harmony I feel like I have finally arrived  I am open to love Photo taken by Chap at Krause Springs on April 7, 2012 my 30th Birthday  

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  • Quilts available at Levis NY, Meatpacking District

      The stars aligned and a dream team came alive.  My quilts were destine for some special packaging and tags but it took a while for them to reveal what it would be. Ryan Rhodes & Renee Fernandez developed the graphics, and blue eyed, dirt bike riding, Kelly DeWitt handcrafted the cedar boxes. We all agree that it's a perfect marriage of materials and minds coming together. I would also like to acknowledge the wonderful women that have been helping me speed up the hand quilting process, the only way to make that possible is with many hands working together. So a big thank 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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  • Monday April Ninth Two Thousand and Twelve

       everything your doing is cool Jay get a car without a top go camping in the canyon I'm loving squared off shots  I need to go float for awhile this feels like a wedding...  it's a partnership  Photo by: Jay Carroll

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  • INSIDE MY LIBRARY

           Inside the book "The Quilters" Women and Domestic Art: An Oral History, copyright 1978 

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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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