Alexia's work is raw and a bit rough; she like to keep things from becoming too polished. She's very interested in makers' marks, so she does a lot of hand-processing, like painting or block printing. She believes there is an approachable aspect to a piece or print when you can see evidence of the artist's hand in the work.
Nashville-based, Alexia Marcelle Abegg was born in Folsom, California, on the day Mount St. Helens erupted. She has been inspired by her mother's and father's creativity and dedication to art throughout her life. After trying her hand at photography, acting, costuming, custom sewing, and many other creative pursuits, she found a home creating fine art quilts and sewing patterns while living in Brooklyn. She's also created a pattern company with her mom, Michelle called Green Bee Patterns and she was a founding designer of Cotton+Steel. She currently works mostly with clay, paper, textiles, paint, ink, and dye, and her hands are always moving.
Warp & Welf Heirloom came to be when Alexia set out to create a follow up collection to her very popular first yarn-dyed woven group, Warp & Weft. Warp & Weft Heirloom complements and expands upon her original color palette and adds to her library of woven textures. While creating this group, Alexia thought of traveling the beach - vintage striped towels, breezy coverups, even woven beach chairs - and that feeling you get when you can't quite see the ocean yet but you know you're close. Alexia brought back her heavier Chore Coat cotton in a variety of new patterns - Linework Heavyweight, Chore Coat Stripe, and Woven Texture Stripe are the same thick but drapery, slubby soft cotton fabric as Chore Coat Warp & Weft. The rest of the fabrics in this group are lighter shirting weight, gorgeous as garments, quilts, and home dec projects.