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About Mary

MY WORK IS ABOUT modern elegance and rich traditions.  Uncluttered textiles and accessories reflect my aesthetic---melding ancient Eastern and contemporary Western design.  Drawing on years of study and work in Japan and other areas of Asia, South East Asia and Europe, I create timeless collections and items for fashion and interiors that seamlessly move between seasons, places and occasions.

The core of my niche women's and interior accessory collections are inspired by my passions for color, texture and pattern.  I use shaped resist dyeing techniques, synthesized with oversized silhouettes and a love of hand-crafted construction and details.  Beginning with woven or knit natural fibers (cotton, linen, silk, wool, alpaca, cashmere), I proceed to dye using resist dye techniques including shibori, or dye then shrink, portions of the fabric or garment multiple times.  Then selectively the textiles are stitched, printed (mono-prints, digital prints), hand-painted, embellished, layered, pleated, deconstructed and wrapped.  My signature Tucked Wool Collection demonstrates architecturally designed surfaces that explore three-dimensional fabric manipulation and sculpture, both as solid colored, multi-colored and layered patterns.  My Unfolding Project: Accordion Silk Collections explore piecing, pleating, dyeing, shrinking and stitching concepts and are worn draped and layered as soft sculptures.  

The work is created in my New York City atelier, from the design through the production.  Foremost concerns include beauty in our everyday lives, design functionality and innovation.  My passions include traditional textile designs and embellishing techniques, tactile combinations of fabrics and motifs and eco-consciousness.  I repurpose materials, garments and accessories to personalize them and give them new and extended lives.  I strive to help make our world a more enjoyable place to live by preserving and offering the art of one-of-a-kind and limited edition handmade clothing and interior textile objects.

In our archives we have an extensive collection of original shibori textiles, both on fabric and in photographs, as well as vintage kimono and obis.  We are continually creating new patterns and color combinations for our collections, private label and custom products.  Much of our work is not featured in the webshop.  You are welcome to contact us with your specific needs and requests, and visit the atelier.  

219 Johnson Avenue 
Brooklyn, NY  11026
Atelier  929-337-6639


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MARY JAEGER online shop:  www.maryjaeger.com

MARY JAEGER Atelier: 219 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY  11206





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