WEARABLE ART DESIGNERS
Our artists and weavers are the centerpiece of Artemisia and we are proud to represent them in Taos.
 
We have a long, successful history with our favorite designers, such as New Mexico weavers Nancy Paap, Barbara Ehrlich, and the Nilssen Weavers, Tennessee silk and velvet artist Lisa Mergen, North Carolina fiber artist Kathy Skomsky, and handpainted silks from Alexis Abrams in California – just to mention a few.
 
We continue to bring you extraordinary knitwear from Renata Z, unique alpaca wearables from Whispirit, elegant handwoven shawls from Lore Wills, and a stunning collection of one-of-a-kind handwovens from the talented group of weavers at Studio 3 in Austin. Colleen Launer Yarbrough with Heartwoven Designs has moved her loom to Taos and offers us first choice when she completes another of her one-of-a-kind handwovens.  We brought Maggy Pavlou back last year and will continue to offer an assortment of felted vests and jackets from this award winning artist. We look forward to seeing what's been happening in the studio with cutting edge Colorado fiber artist, Perla Kopeloff.
 
Each season we also strive to add new names to our hand picked selection of Artwear designers. We are pleased to add a new collection of contemporary jackets and vests by long time Taos weaver, Elizabeth Jenkins. We would also like to introduce New Mexico felt artist Linda St. Angelo and her show stopping nuno felted vests and wraps.  We also added Santa Fe textile artist, Natasha Nargis, who works mostly with hand dyed linen, silk, cotton, cashmere and alpaca fibers to create subtle tones and understated color in her tops, tunics and scarves.

In addition, we have added handpainted silk kimono's from Taos artist, Laura Quilligan, reversible knit ponchos from Bobbie Sumberg in Santa Fe, and hand knit kimono's from Abiquiu artist, Tracy McBride.

Barbara Ehrlich
has been with us at Artemisia for quite a few years now – and we just love to show and sell her wovens! Beautiful, rich colors, accented by stencil work and contrast bands of colors. Each piece is hand woven by Barbara in her studio – no production work done by other weavers for her! It certainly shows in the impeccable craftsmanship and loving details in each of her handwoven pieces. Always evolving, she recently introduced three new popular vest designs and we can't keep them in the store!
 
Lisa Mergen
walked into Artemisia years ago, when she was looking for wearable art to sell in her Memphis store. We have turned the tables and are now ordering from Lisa to keep up with the demand for her exquisite silk painted tops and tunics, her fun "skinny mini" scarves, and her silk gauze vests. Lisa is one of our all time favorite artists: Her remarkable sense of color, her incredible craftsmanship, and her always reliable deliveries are what makes her our go-to girl when our customers want to see more!
 
Alexis Abrams
is from California and we started carrying a few of her garments and discovered very quickly that our customers just love Alexis' hand painted silk and linen shirts and jackets. Quite a few custom orders are going her way, as Alexis graciously accommodates all sorts of suggestions and requests.
 
Nancy Paap
is one of the original founders of the Santa Fe weaving gallery. She discovered after a few years that her heart is in the artistry of weaving, not in running a business, so she went back to exclusively pursue the art of weaving. Lucky us! We have carried her unique, truly one of a kind, one at a time, hand woven pieces at Artemisia for many years now, and we always look forward to visiting her studio in Tesuque to select pieces for Artemisia.
 
Kathy Skomsky
We started showing Kathy's artwear pieces in the summer of 2014 – and we are so glad we did! Kathy's fun and funky, and oh so wearable, tunics were an immediate hit with our customers. She is now making the tunics in a variety of colors and you can custom order your favorite color from our swatches in just the right size. And then there is her Denim Redoo! We added her one-of-a-kind upcycled denim jackets and vests last year and we can't keep them in the store!

Maggy Pavlou
We are pleased to continue to represent the award-winning wearable art of New Mexico Felt Artist, Maggy Pavlou. Her exceptional designs are the result of her continued exploration of new ways to fuse various fibers to create soft, lightweight artisanal cloth that is suitable for contemporary clothing designs.
 
Natasha Nargis
Santa Fe fiber artist, Natasha Nargis, came to us with her shibori dyed scarves, but once we laid eyes on her hand dyed and handwoven creations, we knew we had to have them in the store. She uses only the finest fibers and a variety of dye techniques, with Ikat being a favorite, to create wearables that are vibrant in texture and color.
 
Nilssen Weavers
Kate Nilssen creates handwoven fabric which is used to craft her beautiful Mobius shawls and cocoons right here in Taos. You will always find a beautiful selection of her handwoven pieces in combinations of rayon, rayon boucle, cotton, chenille and bamboo... perfect for any season and every occasion.
 
Elizabeth Jenkins
Elizabeth Jenkins has been creating handwoven apparel for women in
Taos since 1978. Her palette of fibers in silk, cotton, rayon, wool and mohair is brilliant. Her styles are contemporary, with influences from indigenous cultures around the world and we are pleased to represent her at Artemisia.
 
Renata Z Knitwear
Renata Zimmermann creates one-of-a-kind, original handloomed garments, inspired by her life in beautiful New Mexico.  Her knit one-button sweaters are a colorful addition to the gallery. Look for them in new smaller sizes, along with jackets and a petroglyph inspired shrug.

Linda St. Angelo
Linda is a genius at combining color and fiber for show stopping wearable art creations. She brought a beautiful nuno felted vest to us last summer and asked if we would like to carry her work in the store. Her design was an immediate hit with customers, leading to several custom orders. She also creates stunning shawls and wraps and is working on an eco print line of silk scarves that we will carry in the spring.

If you'd like to see more of the work of any of the designers featured here, please give us a call or send us an email. We have an excellent selection of designs and styles available from each designer, and would be very happy to send you pictures of currently available garments.
 
You might also find what you're looking for on our Online Shop .

Nancy Paap

Nilssen Weavers
Alexis Abrams
Lisa Mergen
Kathy Skomsky
Barbara Ehrlich
Studio 3
Linda St. Angelo
Renata Z
Maggy Pavlou
Elizabeth Jenkins
Whispirit Alpaca
Bobbie Sumberg
Natasha Nargis