Tied Up & Honoring Tradition

Kathleen Fitzpatrick: Tie-Up Textiles

Tie-Up Textiles was established in 2015 in the belief that the modern consumer more than ever deserves quality craftsmanship and detailing within the home setting. Our mission is to bring back the the age of the trades that has been stripped away by the modern day conveyor belt production methods. The Tie-Up Textiles name means that you are purchasing a product that has been touched by our teams own hands, no part is ever outsourced. Our wovens are designed and fabricated in house, as well as our block prints, dye pieces, and digital prints.

We week the company of individuals passionate to fill their space with the timeless beauty of textiles in both traditional and modern techniques. Tie-Up's inspiration is illuminated by the concept of new vs old and the art of combining the two. Our love story for the home is an interpretation of southwestern textures and colour, industrial and architectural history, and simple, modest living. 

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Grace Marks: Weaving to her heart's content

Grace Marks: The Hand of Grace

As a weaver, I believe that the textiles we use everyday should be as beautiful as they are useful. I combine color and pattern with texture to create artistic pieces durable enough to use everyday. Each item is unique, while some may be similar in color and pattern. I always insert a slight variation that keeps my interest while weaving a project and also offers you a one-of-a-kind piece.

I studied Fiber Arts at Kutztown University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Crafts. My studies gave me a firm foundation in technique and a background in creativity, design,and history.

Married to my wonderful husband Timothy, I work in my home studio while raising my two young sons, Caleb and Matthew. Family comes first, and I am privileged to be home to raise my children. The few quiet moments I have during this busy season are spent in my studio where I weave to my heart’s content and let the creative juices flow!

Elaine Brooks - Weaving in Tradition

Elaine Brooks: Brooks Family Threads

Elaine Brooks is a weaver in the Southern Chester County Pennsylvania area.  She hand looms home goods like table runners, pillows, wine bottle bags as well as personal items: small purses, totes and iPad covers.   Her style traditional rag weaving with a unique twist using upholstery fabrics and remnants.  The result is striking patterns, textures and colors that provide a unique look to an age old craft.  

 

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