jennythreads

handmade fashion and fine art by Jen Swearington

Asheville, North Carolina · 534 Sales

jennythreads

handmade fashion and fine art by Jen Swearington

Asheville, North Carolina 534 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Welcome to Jennythreads Studio in West Asheville, NC USA!
JENNYTHREADS APPAREL & ACCESSORIES ARE:
-hand made, hand dyed, & hand printed in my Asheville, NC studio
-constructed from the finest silk, rayon, organic cotton, and recycled fabrics around
-preshrunk and washable by hand or delicate cycle in cold water
-available in Small (4-6), Medium (8-10), Large (12-14), and X-Large (16-18+)

JEN SWEARINGTON ARTWORKS ARE:
-original works of art; each is one of a kind
-dreamy narrative illustrations drawn from my imagination and experiences
-innovative and award-winning pieces featured in numerous exhibitions, collections and publications
-ready to hang and ready to ship

PLEASE:
-visit my policies page before buying
-feel free to convo me with any questions
-visit me at www.jennythreads.com
-become a fan on facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Jennythreads-by-Jen-Swearington/287080514857

All Jennythreads orders ship Priority Mail flat rate: $6.75 domestic US orders and $24.95 going everywhere else. These rates include tracking and delivery confirmation. Yes, I try to combine pieces in orders for this one low rate.

Hey! Use coupon code SHIPHANDMADE for free shipping on all USA domestic orders!

THANK YOU FOR VISITING AND ENJOY!

Note: This shop, artwork and all its contents are ©2008-2015 Jen Swearington. All rights reserved. No unauthorized duplications allowed.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 17, 2017

Welcome to Jennythreads Studio in West Asheville, NC USA!
JENNYTHREADS APPAREL & ACCESSORIES ARE:
-hand made, hand dyed, & hand printed in my Asheville, NC studio
-constructed from the finest silk, rayon, organic cotton, and recycled fabrics around
-preshrunk and washable by hand or delicate cycle in cold water
-available in Small (4-6), Medium (8-10), Large (12-14), and X-Large (16-18+)

JEN SWEARINGTON ARTWORKS ARE:
-original works of art; each is one of a kind
-dreamy narrative illustrations drawn from my imagination and experiences
-innovative and award-winning pieces featured in numerous exhibitions, collections and publications
-ready to hang and ready to ship

PLEASE:
-visit my policies page before buying
-feel free to convo me with any questions
-visit me at www.jennythreads.com
-become a fan on facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Jennythreads-by-Jen-Swearington/287080514857

All Jennythreads orders ship Priority Mail flat rate: $6.75 domestic US orders and $24.95 going everywhere else. These rates include tracking and delivery confirmation. Yes, I try to combine pieces in orders for this one low rate.

Hey! Use coupon code SHIPHANDMADE for free shipping on all USA domestic orders!

THANK YOU FOR VISITING AND ENJOY!

Note: This shop, artwork and all its contents are ©2008-2015 Jen Swearington. All rights reserved. No unauthorized duplications allowed.

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Updates

All my Indy ladies! Come see me at Penrod Art Fair at the Indianapolis Museum of Art tomorrow 9am-5pm.
Piccolo Spoleto Craft Fair opens today! Find me in booth #20 in Wragg Square, downtown Charleston, SC. Use this coupon for free admission.
Screen printing cardigans for Weaverville Art Safari this weekend and Sister Dragonfly Gallery in Louisville. #screenprinting #arttowear #organicfashion #artsafari #weaverville #louisville
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About

Stories among the stitches...

A Midwesterner living in the mountains of the south, I translate my scribbles and sketches into surface design on amazingly wearable silk and bamboo. Meanwhile, I explore narrative and imagery through intricately cutting paper and screen printing.
As designer and maker, I strive to create clever, flattering apparel and accessories that truly come alive when they are worn. I regularly witness this alchemy between women and my work; both are changed for the better. My hand-dyed blue silk alights her steely eyes, my printed imagery evokes her own memories, my figure-friendly contours make her feel attractive and stylish. Three particular elements-- shibori-dyed silk, screen printed bamboo jersey, and smart styling-- define my signature style. I use a modern take on shibori (machine-stitching resist motifs) to engineer pattern on the garment, therefore on the female figure. Screen printing my illustrations and intricate papercuts adds personal content, embedding stories among the stitches. Technical components become creative opportunities: pockets in lapels, decorative stitching as support structure, bindings and ruffles as unexpected pops of color. As my mastery matures, onward goes the evolution of fine design for stylish women.

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  • Jen Swearington

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    JEN SWEARINGTON grew up in rural Indiana across the road from a horse stable and next to a 30-acre Christmas tree farm. Encouraged and inspired by her artist aunt Kelly Hoernig, she knew by the age of twelve that she wanted to become an artist.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2015
Welcome to my shop!

I take pride in making gorgeous, versatile, unique clothing and accessories from scratch! I start with plain silk and bamboo yardage and dye, print, and make it all in my Asheville, NC studio.

I have been making Jennythreads full time for 12 years. I have hundreds of happy wearers all around the country who have shopped with me in my booth at craft fairs and bought my pieces in boutiques and galleries, and of course, on etsy too.

All clothing items are sized S, M, or L, individually handmade, hand-dyed, preshrunk, and hand washable. I have included the measurements of the specific item being sold, since they can vary a bit from one piece to the next.

My quilted paintings/ artworks have been exhibited widely in galleries and exhibitions all over the United States, featured in Surface Design Journal, graced the cover of Fiber Arts Magazine, and been shown in three prestigious Quilt National Exhibitions, one winning the Award of Excellence in 2009. They are original, innovative, idiosyncratic works of art and I am proud to list them on Etsy, where they can stay safe at my house or in a gallery until they find good homes, maybe with you!

I would like you to be informed and confident about what you are buying. Please convo me with any questions!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
I prefer paypal payment sent to jennythreads [!at] gmail.com or direct payment through Etsy. I also accept cashier's check or money order mailed and payable to Jennythreads,Inc. 915 Haywood Road Suite 103, Asheville, NC 28806 USA. I will ship your item within 2 business days of receipt of payment.
Shipping
For single items I can fit in a flat rate envelope or small box, I ship USPS priority mail. For multiple items or larger items, I ship via FedEx ground within the US, which ships to your door, is left without a signature, and is insured for the first $100.
International shipping via USPS international first class mail or priority mail. For larger items, please convo me for a quote for international shipping.
I ship every order within 2 business days of purchase.
If you are in the Asheville, NC area and would like to pick up your purchase, I will refund the shipping upon pick-up.
Refunds and Exchanges
No refunds. You may return full-price, non-custom items within 14 days of arrival for exchange or a Jennythreads shop credit, minus shipping. Buyer is responsible for return shipping costs round trip. No returns on discounted items or custom orders.
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Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions about sizing, fit, real-life appearances, please convo me before buying!

I do wholesale for clothing and accessories, please convo me with your mailing address for a brochure. I do not do consignment.

To see the full array of what I make and to learn tons more about me and my work, visit my website: jennythreads.net or become a fan on facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennythreads-by-Jen-Swearington/287080514857