JENNYTHREADS | Wearable Art for Women, in hand-dyed shibori silk & rayon


For wearable art that drapes and flows in flattering lines over the body, for dresses, tops, skirts, and pants that are a delight to touch, see, and wear, look to Asheville, NC fiber artist Jen Swearington.

Her line of women's art clothing, JENNYTHREADS, is an unforgettable collection of cleverly designed apparel. Each piece is hand-dyed, printed, and sewn. Her dresses, tunics, tops, and skirts come alive when worn, making women feel beautiful, comfortable, and stylish.


Jen is an accomplished fine textile artist with years of expertise in dying, printing, and sewing. In fact, she is the author of a book on textiles. Every one of her artfully colored fabrics is a work of art in itself which goes on to become art-to-wear.

Shibori is enjoying a surge in popularity right now, and for good reason. This ancient Japanese dying technique results in patterns that have all the texture and interest of other types of tie dye, but with an organic sophistication all its own.

Silk itself is a pleasure to see, touch, and wear. Cool in summer and warm in winter, it makes for wearable art that can be enjoyed all year long. It holds dye remarkably well, so its entrancing hand-dyed patterns and colors stay vivid for many years.

Rayon mimics many of the properties of silk but since it is a semi-synthetic fabric, it has the benefit of easier care and a lower price point. Wearers can enjoy the beauty of shibori in a garment that fits their lifestyle.

GELATO DRESS in hand-dyed black lightning rayon, with silk ruffle accent at collar. Multiple colors and combinations available. 

GELATO DRESS in hand-dyed black lightning rayon, with silk ruffle accent at collar. Multiple colors and combinations available. 

Shibori Dresses, Skirts, Tops, Pants & Scarves by JENNYTHREADS

Every Jennythreads garment is designed to flatter the figure. Each dress, tunic, shirt, blouse, skirt, and pair of pants boasts clever design and sophisticated sewing. The end result? Versatile, easy-to-wear pieces that can be dressed up or down. Their memorable details like vivid colors, pockets, ruffles, contrast accents, and whimsical hems make each piece one-of-a-kind. 

For more info, browse the current collection or read more about Jen. Follow Jennythreads on Facebook or Instagram for news and updates. 

To shop JENNYTHREADS now, check out the Jennythreads Etsy shop or visit the studio-shop in Asheville, NC (you may wish to make an appointment first). Contact Jen if you have any questions about a particular item, or if you're interested in a custom piece.

Wholesale buyers interested in becoming stockists should also contact Jen directly for a linesheet, wholesale pricing, and policies.