Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Fa La La La Featured Artist Hosted by Tallulah Belle's

Fa La La La Featured Artist
Hosted by 
Tallulah Belle'sDecember 13th-19th
Artist's Reception Thursday December 17th, 4-8pm.
5255 West 116th Place, Leawood KS 

Holiday Trunk Show/ Studio Space Fundraiser Event

Debbie Barrett-Jones Textiles

Hosted by Susan Lordi-Marker
Thursday December 10th, 6-8:30pm
1216 West 57 Terrace, KC MO 64113

Come join the holiday cheer with food and drinks while supporting local textile artist, Debbie Barrett-Jones' next new adventure, moving her art studio to Brookside in 2016. Make this season extra special with the perfect, one-of-a-kind woven gift for you or your loved one. Debbie will have her large hand-dyed, woven textiles, scarves and yarn necklaces, available to purchase. Happy Scarf Season and hope to see you there! Click this link to join the Facebook event. 

Please contact Debbie with any questions at

**If you cannot make it to this event, please consider shopping online at or stop by Tallulah Belles, 5255 W. 116th Pl, Leawood KS during 12/13-12/19. Barrett-Jones will be their featured artist, selling her woven scarves, textiles and yarn necklaces. Artist's reception will be Thursday 12/17, 4-8pm.**

To learn more about her move to Brookside, please click on this link. Thank you!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Moving my Art Studio to Brookside, Kansas City MO

I have maintained a textile studio in my home since I graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute. However, in 2016 I will be opening my first publically accessible studio where I will make and sell my hand-woven textiles.

This will give the opportunity to interact with another textile artist, share weaving with the public and provide a space to sell my custom colored, fine art textiles and accessories such as scarves, shawls and necklaces. The visibility and sales opportunity provided by the studio will be a great addition to my current gallery representation. Additionally, the studio will help me achieve the balance I seek between my family responsibilities and that of a working artist.

This is a huge new adventure for me and would not be possible without the support of all those that have been there encouraging me with kind words and purchasing my woven textiles, since I first started weaving. And I ask that you please continue to support me with your encouragement by cheering me on, pass the word on about my move to Brookside. I will be updating the progress through my Newsletter, website,Facebook and my blog.


I am currently in the fundraising stage of my move. If you would like to help participate in raising money for this new studio and move, here are a few ways you can;
*You can do this by coming to my Holiday Trunk Show/Studio Fundraiser hosted by Susan Lordi-Marker on Thursday December 10th, 6-8:30. All my scarves and woven wall hangings will be available for purchase to help raise money for my studio move. You can read more details about this event down below.
*Shop on-line. I opened a new on-line shop in October where you can easily purchase my woven textiles. Please consider this holiday season, giving a gift of a one-of-a-kind handwoven textile.  Please click on this link to visit my textile shop.
*Lastly, if you simply want to donate any amount with helping me raise money, I would greatly appreciate it. I have added a donate button to the homepage of my blog. Just click on this link, and you will see the "Donate" feature on the right side of your screen.

Since learning how to weave in 2004, my passion is to create artwork that is beautiful, genuine thoughtful and inspiring. I have made and sold hundreds of woven textiles throughout the world. And none of this would be possible without your wonderful support, rather it be an encouraging word or the purchase of a woven textile, it has mattered to me and made a difference in my life. Thank you again and look forward seeing you in Brookside next year.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

ArtsKC Inspiration Breakfast Woven Commission

I was commissioned by ArtsKC to make scarves for their Inspiration Breakfast Honorary Chair Bobby Epsten and Event Chairs Brad Douglas and Arzie Umali. I hand-dyed two separate tencel warps, one that had a color gradation from silver to black and the other black to silver. Then I striped them next to each other on the loom. All three were woven with different wefts.  Here's a look at each of them. 

This one was for Brad Douglas. All three scarves, I hand-dyed two separate tencel warps, one that had a color gradation from silver to black and the other black to silver. Then I striped them next to each other on the loom. Then I choose to weave this one with black bamboo yarn.

This one was for Bobby Epsten.  I choose to weave this one with chocolate brown merion/tencel yarn. 

And for Arzie Umali, I choose to weave this one with aqua, gray and fuchsia tencel yarn.