If you’re on the hunt for a unique way to fill space on your walls, consider snagging a macramé, embroidery, or yarn piece from one of these eight Dallas fiber artists. Have something specific in mind? Each of these artists also offers custom orders.
See that gorgeous tapestry featured in The Bachelorette Joelle Fletcher and husband Jordan Rodgers’ home? That was designed by Dallas mixed media artist Lauren Williams, best known for her fiber art and textured paintings. “I like to think of my fiber art as a canvas but with movement, and I use dyes and paints to bring my designs to life on wool strands,” she says. Williams also recently designed wool and silk rugs in collaboration with Art + Loom. While her latest collection has already sold out, you’ll want to sign up for her newsletter and follow her Instagram; she releases new collections every four to six weeks that contain 50+ items. Williams also accepts commissions from interior designers and art consultants.
Nosheen Iqbal of Noshii is a London-born, Dallas-based artist who plays with color and texture, embroidering vibrant fibers into wood and bamboo to create dimensional artwork. She describes her artwork as a reinterpretation of traditional embroidery techniques. “I find the idea of tactility intriguing. Each piece plays with the juxtaposition of soft and hard materials: nature versus modern,” she says. Iqbal updates her website every few weeks with new color variations of existing works as well as entirely new pieces. Current works start at $120 and can be found on her website or Instagram.
Urban Fibers Studio
What started as making macramé with her mother in the ’70s turned into a lucrative gig for Urban Fibers Studio owner Tracy McKinney. Her work is inspired by nature, architecture, and paintings, often showcasing bold colors and textures. “I have so many projects in my head I want to get out,” she says. “I love making pieces that have more of an abstract feel and are full of texture, and I achieve this by using different techniques and fibers.” McKinney is also working to make her items more sustainable, sourcing more recycled materials. She’s in the process of building up her website, so interested customers can also seek out her works on Instagram or Etsy. Small items start at $20.
An architect by day and macramé artist by night, Ana Paredes became hooked to her craft in 2019 after taking a class, and has since turned her hobby into a small business. She finds inspiration in her present emotions whenever she creates a new piece. “Some days I’m frazzled, so a shaggy, messy piece is the best way to express that,” she says. “Other days I’m calm and collected so a simple, clean, modern piece is the answer.” Any piece shown in AMPD Knots’ Instagram feed is up for grabs, so send a DM to snag an item or set up a consultation to inquire about a custom order. Plant hangers start at $30 and wall hangings start at $50.
Corey Godfrey has been exploring art mediums for the last 15 years. She stumbled upon yarn as a student at the University of North Texas and turned the material, which is often associated with “women’s work,” into a tool for “showcasing strength and beauty in all women,” she says. In addition to feminist-inspired pieces, she also creates cacti and succulent-inspired works. Godfrey’s works start at around $400, and you can send custom inquiries her way through her website or Instagram.
Lexi Summers has been crocheting and knitting since she was a child. In 2018, she dove into the macramé world to create pieces that fit her home décor style, and she’s since opened her works to the public. “Dallas Macramé is macramé with a modern twist,” she says. “With contemporary designs and color, Dallas Macramé takes an old style of fiber arts and gives it a refreshing update.” Dallas Macramé offers wedding backdrops and wall hangings, and has recently expanded to local Dallas retailers, including Ruibal’s. Summers’s pieces start at $35 for a macramé plant hanger. Send her a DM on Instagram to purchase existing works or request custom pieces.
Amanda Hanson-Emerson says she started her business in 2018 “with some cheap string and a dream.” She’s expanded since she made her first macramé décor for her own wedding, and now offers wall décor, wedding backdrops, and more. “My macramé style has evolved, but I strive to create pieces that have a modern and bohemian vibe,” she says. “I am inspired by art from many other talented creators, as well as the wild and beautiful nature outside our windows.” Keep up with Hanson-Emerson’s art endeavors on Instagram, send her a custom order inquiry, or head over to her Etsy shop where she uploads items at least once a month. Current pieces start at $30 for plant hangers and small wall art.