Marcy Tilton Fabrics is a natural outgrowth of my lifelong love of fabrics & sewing and sharing that love in classes and workshops, books, magazine articles, Vogue patterns and currently via the website, blog, newsletters and direct contact with our customers. If you call with an order or question, you just might get me on the phone and it often leads to a sewing conversation.
Our online fabric store got its start 20 years ago when I sold small amounts of fabric in workshops and lectures, then grew to a website with few bolts of knits and a handful of silk screens, located in my home design studio. We've grown to a team of 7, remodeled the barn, where current fabric is kept and shipped from, expanded Katherine's studio while adding a mini warehouse, and then expanded our receiving warehouse/photo studio. I do the buying, photograph and name each fabric, run the back side of the website, do the marketing/advertising, write the blog and if I am lucky, get into the studio and sew.
The ArtBarn team keeps the orders flowing. When I sold The Sewing Workshop in San Francisco over 20 years ago and moved to the country I dreamed of this and feel so lucky to be living the dream. I love every aspect of what I do and love sharing my passion for fabric, design, making and creativity with others. Taking photographs of fabric for the website has led me down the rabbit hole to a newfound love of photography which I nurture as a creative outlet by taking workshops around the world and enjoying 'beginner mind', sitting on the other side of the desk after a lifetime of teaching.
I choose each fabric, selecting for design, quality, touch and appeal; knowing that for our customers, making clothing is a labor of love. I choose fabrics that I would use myself; often having a customer in mind when I find something special. I seek out distinctive prints, subtle neutrals, basics and offbeat colors and designs - keeping in mind those who love blue, green, browns and always on the hunt for what is fresh and new in fashion and textile technology.
I love my job, and my dream team supports each & every aspect!