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Welcome to the Factory!

Hummingbird was born out of disenchantment with mass-produced printed fabric, and losing my full-time job in the midst of the great recession. I always knew I wanted to express my own ideas through ink and fabric, and sudden unemployment was the swift kick in the pants I needed to focus all my efforts on Hummingbird. A blessing in disguise for sure.

These days, all Hummingbird products are made in my small West Nashville studio, and everything is inflected with family and love. My husband has made several pieces of equipment for my workroom - each piece is printed by hand on something he made by hand; each piece is sewn on my Grandma's dining table, and I turn to my mom for inspiration - and help with big orders! Each and every Hummingbird piece holds a bit of my family, a memory of it being made…

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  • Joined November 24, 2009

Favorite materials

Cotton, screenprink ink, scissors

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HummingbirdFactory
Made in Nashville Gifts & Accessories

About

Welcome to the Factory!

Hummingbird was born out of disenchantment with mass-produced printed fabric, and losing my full-time job in the midst of the great recession. I always knew I wanted to express my own ideas through ink and fabric, and sudden unemployment was the swift kick in the pants I needed to focus all my efforts on Hummingbird. A blessing in disguise for sure.

These days, all Hummingbird products are made in my small West Nashville studio, and everything is inflected with family and love. My husband has made several pieces of equipment for my workroom - each piece is printed by hand on something he made by hand; each piece is sewn on my Grandma's dining table, and I turn to my mom for inspiration - and help with big orders! Each and every Hummingbird piece holds a bit of my family, a memory of it being made.

I grew up in Nashville, so the city holds special meaning for me. Most of my images are derived from mornings spent in the public library archives - history and memory speak to me and I try to tell their story with each pull of the squeegee.

Hummingbird Factory products are created with professional water-based inks that are heat-set and washable, durably stitched using industrial machinery, and finished with a hand-stamped logo inside. If a piece is lined, I use reclaimed vintage fabrics that I've chosen to highlight colors and designs. All fabrics are freshly laundered and stored in a non-smoking studio.

Thanks so much for visiting and feel free to ask any questions!

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