Alexia Abegg

Alexia Abegg is one of those people with creativity in her genes; her mother is a seamstress and designer, her father, a musician and painter. “It was a very bohemian upbringing,” she recalls. “There was always kind of a bent toward the arts in our house, and it definitely influenced my meandering path toward fabric design.”

That path included photography, custom tailoring and even a stint doing wardrobe on film sets. But it was the sewing pattern company she began with her mum (Green Bee Patterns), that would become her entry into the quilt market world, and eventually fabric design. “I love textiles and the way that art changes once it gets printed onto fabric,” the Nashville-based designer says. “It’s fascinating how things look on paper as compared to cloth.”

Fabric design seems the perfect outlet for Alexia – a tidy mash-up of her interests in sewing and illustration. But when she talks about her love of the craft and the community surrounding it, there’s a deeper level of appreciation that shines through: “I love that it is really, truly collaborative in almost every sense of that word. Not just with the other designers, but with the people that are buying my fabric... We’re creating the raw material. It is a product, but then it’s ready to take on a new life with whoever uses it.”

Field Metallic Copper Alma Cotton by Alexia Abegg for Ruby Star Society - The Village Haberdashery
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Field Metallic Copper Alma Cotton by Alexia Abegg for Ruby Star Society

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Alma is a very popular basic designed by Alexia Abegg! It's back in familiar colours and loads of new ones. Ruby Star Society Basics are printed on...

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Field Sunshine Alma Cotton by Alexia Abegg for Ruby Star Society - The Village Haberdashery

Field Sunshine Alma Cotton by Alexia Abegg for Ruby Star Society

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Alma is a very popular basic designed by Alexia Abegg! It's back in familiar colours and loads of new ones. Ruby Star Society Basics are printed on...

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Peach Add It Up Cotton by Alexia Abegg for Ruby Star Society - The Village Haberdashery
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Peach Add It Up Cotton by Alexia Abegg for Ruby Star Society

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Add it Up is a very popular basic designed by Alexia Abegg! It's back in familiar colours and loads of new ones. Ruby Star Society Basics are prin...

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Print Shop by Alexia Abegg - Grid Peach - The Village Haberdashery

Print Shop by Alexia Abegg - Grid Peach

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åÊInspired by visual elements of sewing this collection features hand-stamped and painted prints in fun and modern colours, including neon ink on ...

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