Folk Fibers Blog / Levi's

  • Station to Station

    It's crazy to think making quilts would be my ticket to a train tour. Back in September I was invited to travel with the Makers yurt, a Levi's artistic contribution to Station to Station, Doug Aitken's latest art project. The Levi's Makers was curated by Jay Carroll and became a collective of artisan's from across the country who sell their handmade goods at speciality Levi's stores. We were on-the-road for a month, the train started in New York with stops in Pittsburgh, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Kansas City, Santa Fe, Winslow, Barstow, and Los Angeles, and came to a stop in Oakland on September...

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  • Made Here - Folk Fibers Video

      MADE HERE - FOLK FIBERS from Jay Carroll on Vimeo.

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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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  • 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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