Alexia is back with another installment in her super popular Warp & Weft yarn dyed woven series. She has included some new patterns, and brought back some favorites in new colors. She has also created seven new colors of her Cross Weave woven solid. The Workshop Twill is available in four colors, is a midweight twill perfect for lighter jackets and pants. Alexia also created two new solids and one new stripe of her Chore Coat fabric, a thicker yet breathable, nubby, squishy cotton. The remainder are varying shirting weights and appropriate for quilts and garments alike. When Alexia was designing this group it was the midst of lockdown, and she was inspired by dreams of future colorful parties and trips.
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.