KC Textile Studio Grand Opening!

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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.
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Kristin Marciniak’s Hand Spun Yarn

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Kim Eichler- Messmer’s Hand Dyed Quilts

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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.