Village Fabric Shop specializes in quality apparel and quilting fabrics, environmentally responsible textiles, notions, and crafting goods that inspire people to create, celebrate craft traditions, and connect with others.
Village Fabric Shop is dedicated to environmental stewardship, social responsibility and community development. We proudly serve the North Carolina community and beyond, supporting the preservation and practice of textile and craft traditions through our brick and mortar and online shop, classes and events, and community textile resources.
Village Fabric Shop envisions a world where crafters can make enduring societal change through textiles. We live in a world where textiles touch justice, poverty, the environment, and identity. We empower our community through materials, resources, and knowledge sharing.
We believe and celebrate...
Ecological Responsibility. We provide high quality, transparently sourced, and socially responsible textiles curated for our community.
Inclusion. Everyone is welcome and has the ability to create beautiful textile projects.
Collaboration. We create fellowship through excellent service and community driven education.
Accessibility. Everyone should be able to find responsibly made fabrics and craft materials to be empowered to create in their own way.
Quality. We offer the highest quality instruction, materials, and goods.
Local Craft Economy. Local materials, makers, and businesses matter and create a better community for all.
Kelsey Brown is a textile artist and educator whose been in Winston Salem for a little over 5 years. She was born and raised in Kentucky, where she learned to sew and quilt from her mom. Kelsey is intentional about the materials she uses. She grows, finds, and collects a lot of her materials Inspired by a love of the natural world, a lot of her art pays tribute to where is came from. From collecting natural dyes on hikes to weaving old cassette tapes, she loves the stories of items we own, use, and consume.
Kelsey loves learning and teaching. She volunteers with the Boys and Girls Club garden and the Children’s Home in WS growing natural dye and fiber plants, and teaching youth how to dye with the plants they grow. She has taught textiles at Sawtooth since moving to Winston-Salem. Kelsey loves making her own cloths, , building fires with her husband, Adrian, and being outside with their dog, Harper.