July 2019

Welcome to my new website!  In this new world of technology, it is a privilege to be in touch with the whole, wide world!!! I would like you to feel like you are walking into my store and that we are friends. At this time, we are offering books and patterns that I have written over the years. Additionally, there are beautiful antique linens and fun vintage finds. 

A love of fabrics, lace and hand sewing has always been a passion of mine since childhood. I say my "business" began in 1978, when my first book came out, but really, it has been for a lifetime.

in 1980, I co-founded The Smocking Arts Guild of America. It is a huge, thriving international organization to this day. Look SAGA up to see if there is a chapter in your area!

Caring for these beautiful materials and clothing has grown out of necessity. Please look at our section: Caring for Fine Fabrics. You are welcome to email me with any questions you have about cleaning, stain removal and storing your precious heirlooms.

2760 Greenville Hwy, Historic Flat Rock, NC 28731

 My store, Material Luxury was fist located in Hendersonville in 1985. Today I am pleased to be on Rainbow Row in Historic Flat Rock, NC. In addition to books and patterns on Smocking, Heirloom Sewing and Embroidery, we have a huge collection of vintage and antique linens along with wonderful  curios and wicker furniture.