Jennie Maydew is a textile artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her functional garments, soft sculptures, and printed textiles breathe of place, using local plants as dye sources on plant-based fibers. Her upbringing on the spacious western plains instilled in her a curiosity for the intimate actions of noticing, collecting, and preparing. Her approach to cloth is both methodical and intuitive; it is rooted in the precise alchemy of endemic dyes, but shifts seasonally and responds to its adapting locality. Her most recent work questions the role of the body within its environment; a preoccupation that is informed by personal connection to the places where she wanders and gathers.

 

Jennie leads frequent textiles classes in the New York City area. View upcoming workshops to learn more. For yardage inquiries, custom orders, and collaborative partnerships, get in touch at jenmaydew@gmail.com

 

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