The Yellow Bird Pillow:
Let me help make your home you
I’ve always believed that a home should only be filled with items you love and that each piece should have a story or memory. Whether it's a small vase your grandmother gave you, a souvenir from a special trip, or a piece of art or handmade item that simply spoke to you- everything should reflect your individual style, but most importantly, it should feel like YOU. The pillows and accessories you will find at Yellow Bird Textile Co. will add a unique, understated elegance and sweetness to your space.
Each pillow is a piece of handwoven art and will be a conversation piece in your home for years to come. My items are handwoven and handmade in Edmonds, Washington (just north of Seattle). Every pillow is one of a kind and made with extreme care. The pillows are created using high quality yarns and fabrics. The yarns used in my textiles are mostly natural fibers like wool, linen, alpaca, and even some silk. Check the shop listing for each specific pillow.
The Yellow Bird Earrings:
Unexpected, lightweight, wearable art
What started as just a little spark of an idea, has officially become a fan favorite with many customers coming back for more. Each miniature weaving is made by hand, by me, in my home studio and then carefully pieced together to create a unique pair of earrings. The very first batch was made from leftover yarn from my pillow covers but as the earrings have gained popularity, I now also use hand dyed yarn that I source from other small businesses and makers.
Behind the Design
Hello there my lovely new friend! I'm so excited you've stopped by to visit my corner of the textile world. I've always felt drawn to art and design but after a chance visit to a yarn shop in Christchurch, New Zealand, my heart was pulled into the world of fiber and textile art.
After graduating with a BFA in Textile Design from the University of Kansas, I landed my first job in the textile industry as the Production Assistant at a high end fashion boutique in Kansas City, where they create beautiful pieces of clothing out of vintage kimono. In 2008, a new adventure began when I moved halfway across the country to Seattle, a city I had never been to until we pulled into the Capitol Hill neighborhood with our U-Haul and our dog. I was soon introduced to the interior design world and worked at a fabric and furnishings showroom for a number of years, assisting interior designers select from a huge collection of beautiful fabrics.
After working in various parts of the textile and fabric industry, I decided it was time to start my own brand that embodied my personal design style. Combining my love of color and weaving with my experience and interest in textile and interior design, I created Yellow Bird Textile Co.- a place where art and functionality meet to help people create a well-curated, comfortable, and inspired home.
When I'm not working in the studio, you can find me with a good cup of coffee and enjoying time with my architect & woodworking husband Erik, our sweet daughter and our wild Aussie pup.