Jen Spilly Designs brings you handcrafted functional textile pieces for woman and home. Each piece is meticulously designed and assembled in my home studio using thoughtfully selected natural materials and quality hardware.
My connection to nature is always reflected in my work, both in print themes and fibers. I find further inspiration in traditional and modern embroidery and quilting, as well as knitting and crochet, thread art and paper crafts.
Though my mother and grandmother were both sewers throughout my childhood, it wasn’t until a required costumes class while I was studying stage management at St. Louis’s Webster University that I finally learned to use a sewing machine. I immediately fell in love with the process and meditative quality of sewing and continued to build my skills even after I changed paths to finally earn my degree in Art History at San Francisco State University. Now, more than 25 years later, after a brief career in museum exhibitions management, I am thrilled to call sewing my career.
A San Francisco native, I now living just north of The City in San Rafael, California with my husband, my two children, and Bear, the dog.
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