She grows, harvests, and forages for natural, organic dyes around Austin, and uses them to dye some of the fabrics used in the making of her quilts. She then patchworks her dyed fabric with other fabrics, both vintage and new, to create one-of-a-kind heirloom treasures.
Name/Title: Maura Ambrose, Owner/Founder of Folk Fibers
Open/launch date: January 2012
Inspiration for opening: Making things I love and sharing them.
Merchandise source: My own two hands.
Best selling item: Most items are one-of-a-kind, but people seem to be enjoying my series of wholecloth quilts.
Your favorite item: I know it's cliche, but I'm so excited about the next item I'm working on. Right now that's the Hawaii quilt that will be online for sale soon.
Favorite store (other than your own): I'm obsessed with the office supplies at Muji.
- Founded: January 2012
- Founded by: Maura Ambrose
- Headquarters: Austin, Texas
Maura Grace Ambrose founded Folk Fibers in January 2012 with the goal of sharing the craft and folklore that prevails around natural dyes and quilting. Each Folk Fibers quilt is hand quilted in Austin, Texas.