I worked for a company in the garment district of New York City preceding my pursuit of a Masters degree in Art + Design at North Carolina State University. I specialized in the development and production of hand stitched and beaded patches and trim. I have a solid foundation of technique and craft exploration in quilting, pattern making, and product development that I gained in a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree at East Carolina University and my previous work experience.
I am inspired by the deep-rooted history of textile manufacturing in my home state of North Carolina and the textile products being made here currently. I became passionate about the history of textiles and current manufacturing trends in North Carolina, after moving back from New York City. I use this affection for inspiration and an opportunity to make a product that I have a personal relationship to while utilizing a sensible way of making a well crafted home textile. North Carolina has a rich history of textile manufacturing and I hope that KYE + HARDY will continue to contribute to that production.