A Family Artisan Business
Collected Hands Studios is a family of artisans in Corrales, New Mexico who design and build home furnishings and accessories. We are heavily influenced by the early 20th century American Craftsman movement that honors craftsmanship and living in harmony with your natural environment. We operate a showroom in Albuquerque’s historic Old Town and sell at the Corrales Makers Market and through our online Etsy store. In addition to the ready-made items, we love to work on commissions. You can contact us by emailing or calling Tammy as indicated in the image below.
Collected Hands Textiles
Our textile design inspiration largely comes from nature such as local plants, wildlife and the brilliant blue New Mexico sky. We also like geometric forms and mathematical patterns. Vibrant colors are often contrasted with sturdy fabrics such as linen and heavy cotton and hemp. Our original artwork typically starts with with hand sketches which are then translated to stamps, stencils, screens and digital files. We print fabric by hand using a high quality, machine washable textile paint. We also use a digital printing service, Spoonflower.com, to print yardage. Our textile process is split between our “dry” (sewing) studio located in the back of our Old Town showroom and “wet” (painting, dying, screen printing) studio located in Corrales. Follow this link to see our wet textile studio tour.
Collected Hands Handcrafted Furnishings
Our home furnishings are an eclectic mix of bungalow, art deco and modern styles. We are strongly influenced by the 20th century American Craftsman ideals of seeking harmony in your home, furnishings and environment. We believe less is more, that indoor harmony is achieved with fewer high-quality furnishings that fit your lifestyle. Our furnishings are functional as well as beautiful, they are meant to be part of your every day life. We use both domestic and exotic hardwoods and design with clean lines to allow the wood grain and natural color to shine.
Take a look at our wood shop tour to read more about how we work.
Please use the form, below, to contact us with a specific question or collaboration idea.