Mary Jane Miller and Laurie Jacobi have been creating original textiles in wool for over 20 years. They first met while working in the graphic design profession in downtown Minneapolis in 1982.
In the late 1980s Laurie left the business world and moved to the woods of northern Minnesota. Surrounded by nature, she was inspired to create jewelry and wall hangings out of birch bark, porcupine quills, feathers, stones, beads and Japanese paper.
Mary Jane, who had also left the graphic design world, dusted off her sewing skills and began making garments out of Laurie's blanket designs.
Celebrating their shared Scandinavian heritages, they found a common ground through textiles and a business was quite unintentionally born. They have done trunk shows around the country and had exhibits in Chicago, Seattle, Minneapolis, Sweden, Finland, Kazakhstan and the Swedish Embassy in Washington DC.
We have a genuine love for all things handmade. Laurie's designs are woven into natural fibers by the Pendleton Woolen Mills. Mary Jane then transforms them into marvelous coats, jackets, vests and accessories.
Mary Jane has made literally hundreds of garments over the years we have been in business. The precision she brought to the graphic design world she now brings to couture. We are in awe of her exquisite details and ability to truly make a garment fit. She says she is just grateful to have the opportunity to make something beautiful everyday.
We practice slow fashion and don't follow trends. We've stayed small and take our time enjoying the process of making. Our customers know they are investing in an original piece in a classic style that will stand the test of time.
To own an original, visit one of our trunk shows or make an appointment to visit our boutique in Minnetonka.