My name is Aimee, and I am the artist behind BBVM Fiber Arts.
I’m a fiber and textile artist, and I specialize in hand-dyed and painted clothing, fabrics, yarns, and accessories. I employ both contemporary (low-water immersion, tie-dye, dip dyeing, etc.) and traditional (batik, shibori, etc.) methods of dyeing to create unique effects on a variety of fibers and fabrics.
How I got started:
After my daughter was born, I found myself frustrated by the lack of options for her clothing that weren’t either pink, pastel, or frilly. It was born out of this frustration that I began experimenting with hand-dyeing clothing for babies and toddlers in bright, bold colors and embellished with designs that were unlike those traditionally found on baby clothes.
At first I just made things for my daughter, but soon after began making them as gifts for friends and family who were expecting a new baby or had small children. From there I branched out a bit and started making clothing in adult sizes and styles as well.
At the urging of friends and with $500 starting capital from my father-in-law, in 2007 I turned my newfound hobby of dyeing and embellishing clothing and textiles into a small home-based business, selling my wares first in an online marketplace for handmade goods called Hyena Cart, and later in a storefront on Etsy and through my own standalone web site. In 2008 I expanded my offerings to include hand-dyed yarn and fibers.
BBVM Fiber Arts is proud to offer a line of luxury yarns and fibers in a variety of wool blends, available to be custom dyed in over 40 colorways.
I have also participated as a vendor and/or auction donor in several events in the Memphis area showcasing local artists and handmade goods. I am a strong believer in supporting local artists, public schools, and my community in general.
Vollintine & Evergreen Art Walk, hosted by the Vollintine and Evergreen Community Association
Creative Collective Memphis Spring Market, hosted by Sew Memphis.
Grahamwood PTO Gala and silent auction.
In addition to helping support my family, my work is a creative outlet and truly a labor of love.
I believe that beautiful things make the world a better place, and by creating beautiful things, I am helping to make the world a better place.