Born and raised Texan, Dixie Dankworth Cope has always been inspired by her native, small town Texan roots. With much time spent around wool and mohair, afterschool at 4-H, and Grandma Anna Dankworth, Dixie was exposed to the art and appreciation of sewing at a very early age.
With a childlike appreciation of all things natural, Dixie creates everyday lifestyle neccesities, bonding different media in an old fashioned way.
"My family has always been into repurposing. We used what we had and made something new. And now I feel like you can incorporate new with old and get back to basics. Why does everything have to be so perfect?! Yes, it's important to maintain quality while preserving the unique properties of naturally aged finds. We keep producing new things and making them look old, or giving them a story of old, why not just use something of the past, something actually old? I just happend to stumble upon an incredible amount of fabric, and here we are"
creative textile lab
This Creative Textile Lab offers up an inordinarily clean and open space to produce Texas Built products using natural fibers, fabrics, leather, dyes, and notions.
The space is meant to curate an atmosphere for people to learn something new, or master something of old. It also creates an opportuity to create for those less fortunate.
"I wanted to create a space that offers itself to the working imagination of all people, no matter what kind of media is being used."