Folk Fibers

This one’s a bit off topic but I really wanted to share it anyway. While I don’t see PiNP covering content of this nature frequently, I do like to share it from time to time.

Over the years, I’ve met some truly inspiring individuals, especially since moving to Austin. The affordable living, great weather and creative energy harbors some incredible talent (but don’t move here). One of these minds that I’ve gotten to know is Maura Ambrose. I watched her go from working on a farm (literally), to taking a leap into self-employment, ultimately making a name for herself and her company, Folk Fibers.

She works right in her East Austin home and is quickly outgrowing her available space. Her hand-stitched quilts and pillows use natural dyes, drawn from native flora but you’d swear the colors and vibrancy were synthetic. Check out a few photos in the Gallery and see the latest offerings from Folk Fibers here.

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  • Chris Campbell

    Hey John, good for you for posting this.  Great images, interesting subject.  I personally love that the blog is evolving and that posts like this are showing up.  Keep it up man.

  •  Really love what Folk Fibers are doing. Great aesthetic and beautiful shots, John, once again.

  • mamaprolly

    Love this post!  It makes me want to break out my sewing machine and fabrics. Inspiring.