“A pattern inspired in equal measure by the engaging rhythm of tiled mosaics and the quiet twists and turns of garden paths. You’ll find the momentum of repetition here, but we stopped well short of symmetry. Explore each corner and discover your favorite moments and mini compositions. When you’re in the mood for a daydream, imagine shrinking down to the size of a tile and wandering the curving lines of your own secret garden.
This Blue Moon colorway uses only one dye—the ancient and incredible indigo. We built up the clear blue color through three dips in the indigo vat, and then used iron and tannin to deepen the shade to a dusky navy. When printed with citric acid, the iron and tannin release their bond with the cloth, revealing the indigo beneath.
The Stepping Stones Bandana is a testament to our small, slow, thoughtful approach to textiles. We designed and printed it with our own four hands over multiple days in the studio. Variation in color and printing is to be celebrated as a hallmark of the natural dye process—think of it as our signature on your one-of-a-kind piece!” – Homebody Textiles
Emily Parkinson and Sarah Parkinson – Bakersville, NC
Emily and Sarah Parkinson, the co-founders of Homebody Textiles are color lovers and pattern aficionados through and through.
Em has a degree in fashion, a closet full of mustard clothes, and a kitchen full of silver serviceware. Sarah has a background in environmental sustainability, a flock of hens, and lots of mud on her hiking boots. They both learned to sew sometime in elementary school thanks to their mom’s capable hands and have been working with textiles in some way or other ever since.
Homebody started as whispers and what-ifs that slowly crystallized into something more. Inspired by the rich palette of natural dyes, asymmetry, and the quiet elegance of household objects, they sketched and tossed around ideas. In the fall of 2019, Em and Sarah designed their first collection on the cobalt-blue porch of a little farmhouse in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
There’s a lot they love about this collaboration, but the best part is just that—collaboration. Homebody is the two of them, their materials, their designs and processes, and all of you. It’s so much more than the sum of its parts.