KC Textile Studio Grand Opening!


Work by: (Left to right) Debbie Barrett Jones, Leila Hybl, Kim Eichler-Messmer, Jessika Cates
Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Textile Studio announces its grand opening 
Friday, September 27, 6 – 9pm and Saturday, September 28, 10am – 2pm
Located at 924 E. 5th St, Kansas City, MO 64016.
The Kansas City Textile Studio is a small art center in the historic Columbus Park neighborhood of Kansas City that is dedicated to providing education in textiles and fiber arts, affordable and well-equipped communal studio space, community gatherings, and fiber art related exhibitions and sales. The grand opening is a chance to view the space, learn about workshops and events, and shop unique, handmade goods by a variety of local fiber artists.
Artists showing at the opening include Tabbetha McCale Evans’ hand felted jewelry, Jessica Kincaid’s hand beaded pendants, Jessika Cates’ line of hand knitted accessories and patterns, Leila Hybl’s quilts and bags made from recycled and vintage fabric, Kristin Marciniak’s hand spun yarn, along with Kim Eichler-Messmer’s hand dyed quilts and Debbie Barrett Jones’ hand dyed and woven scarves. At the opening we will also have refreshments, a raffle for some amazing hand made textiles, and the loom will be set up for anyone who wants to try it out (no previous weaving experience required). For more info and updates, please check out our Facebook page.

Kristin Marciniak’s Hand Spun Yarn


Kim Eichler- Messmer’s Hand Dyed Quilts


Debbie Barrett Jones’ Hand Dyed and Woven Scarves

Two local fiber artists, Kim Eichler-Messmer and Debbie Barrett Jones, started the Kansas City Textile Studio. Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Fiber department at the Kansas City Art Institute and a quilter. Kim has exhibited her work widely, is having a book published on fabric dyeing for quilters, and has designed quilts for Pottery Barn Teen. Debbie is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute Fiber program and has run her weaving business, Billy Sue Textiles, since 2008. She has also exhibited her work widely and completed numerous large commissions in the Kansas City area including Children’s Mercy Hospital and Community Christian Church.

KC Textile Studio Preview Show

If anyone wasn’t able to make it this weekend’s Preview and Sale to raise money for equipment and still wants to check out the space, Debbie and I will be at the Textile Studio again this Thursday 8/22 from 6pm to 8pm. We will still have all our sale prices going - 20% and 40% off lots of great handmade textile pieces to support the purchase of equipment for the studio.

Preview and Studio Sale 8/16/13

Please join Debbie and I for a preview of the Kansas City Textile Studio and a sale of our work! We are so excited to have found an amazing space in the Columbus Park neighborhood of Kansas City and, even though it’s not set up all the way, we want everyone to come see it. To raise funds to buy equipment for the studio we will both have for sale a LOT of work, both new and older. You can expect some great prices on older work. 

We will have lots of woven scarves, quilts, fabric collages, yarn necklaces, quilted tablet cases, pillows, and probably a lot of other great handmade things. Check out our websites for more info about our work: debbiebarrettjones.com and kimemquilts.com.

So come on by! Friday, August 16 from 6pm to 9pm at 924 E. 5th St, Kansas City, MO 64106. Email kctextilestudio@gmail.com with any questions. And check us out on facebook:www.facebook.com/kansascitytextilestudio
Also, make sure you check back in late September / early October for an OFFICIAL opening!