Ace & Jig
Based in Brooklyn, New York, and Portland, Oregon, Ace & Jig is composed of Cary Vaughan and Jenna Wilson and was founded in 2009. Ace & Jig set out to create a seasonless women's collection from one fabrication: their own yarn-dye, woven fabric. They wanted to create timeless garments from their own textile designs, as interesting in texture as in color and pattern. Ace & Jig is constantly inspired by their own ever-growing textile collections.
At the start of each new season, they sit down with their most exciting finds—from the feedsack bags of antique french linens to Japanese boro quilts—and begin to create our own woven story. The weaving process begins with raw hanks of natural fiber, which are then hand-dyed and colored by eye. The yarns are then dried in the sun and hand-spun into skeins using an apparatus recycled out of an old bicycle. From there, weavers start the meticulous and lengthy process of weaving together the yarns to produce an intricate cloth.