“I’ve always been fascinated with textiles and the influence they have on our culture. Inspired by the things around me—color, movement, light, nature, architecture and design—I am moved to create art for everyday use. Functional textiles can enhance our lives in subtle yet powerful ways—from expressing who we are to communicating emotion.”
Reflecting the stillness and simplicity of natural forms, BZDesign textiles are effortlessly stylish. No two pieces are exactly alike, each the result of a process that starts with sustainably sourced materials crafted with mindful attention to detail and ends with an artistic, functional accessory to enhance the home or wardrobe.
Made by hand, BZDesign accessories are delicate but durable, contemporary but timeless in their quality and style.
Barbara Zaretsky is a textile artist and the owner and director of BZDesign and Cloth Fiber Workshop, a textile arts learning center. Originally from the Chicago area, she studied textile design at Northern Illinois University and the Art Institute of Chicago, and Art History at the University of Illinois, continuing her education at Penland School of Crafts. A member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, Zaretsky was named one of the top five designers in Asheville by Southern Living magazine. Her work has appeared in Victoria magazine, Metropolis, Southern Living, Our State and other trade, regional and national publications and blogs.