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About The Store

A photograph of The Fabric Workshop and Museum store. The walls are covered floor to ceiling in patterned wallpaper. On the far wall are stripes of purple, blue, pink, red, and black. "FWM" is spelled out in lights. On the wall to the right are a number of wooden shelves and cabinets with various colorful products displayed. Several sets of display fixtures both tall and skinny as well as broad and low feature additional products, some under plexiglass protection like a plate by the artist Sol Lewitt that features a blue squiggly drawing.

Uniquely artist-made

At the FWM Shop, our emphasis has always been artist-designed, hand-made, and locally sourced. This includes both the products made by our Studio in collaboration with artists from our residency program to sourced products by Philadelphia-based artists and makers.

Our artist-driven projects don’t simply begin in the studio and end in the gallery—they extend seamlessly into the FWM Shop and into your home. In-store and online, you’ll find wearables, handbags, design goods, art books, yardage and exclusive, limited-edition products created in collaboration with renowned artists including Louise Bourgeois, Moe Brooker, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Mary Heilmann, Jun Kaneko, Kiki Smith, Betty Woodman, and many others.

Each purchase helps to support artistic experimentation at FWM!

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Yardage

From the Workshop’s inception, our Founder and Artistic Director Marion “Kippy” Bolton Stroud invited artists of all disciplines to our studio to experiment with creating large-scale repeat patterns on fabric. The result of this playful open-ended process has often been the creation of hand-screenprinted yardage featuring an artist’s design. Made onsite in collaboration with our studio of artists, this yardage could be displayed as art or cut for a number of different applications, including handbags, pillows, napkins, tablecloths, and neck ties.

Since our founding in 1977, dozens of artists have produced unique yardage and yardage-made products that are exclusively available at the FWM Shop. This longstanding tradition has engaged artists that include Mary Heilmann, Jun Kaneko, Betty Woodman, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, and most recently, Jessica Campbell.

Popular and enduring, many of these designs have been reprinted over the years to meet the demand of artists, artisans, designers, and makers who have adapted them for their own projects.

An image of a flat fabric with a pattern of soft floral shapes in feint yellows, reds, and greens with pairs of hatch marks overtop.
An image of a flat woven teal fabric. Screenprinted on the fabric is a slightly more vibrant pattern of thick teal lines creating abstract shapes.
An image of a fabric with a faded dark blue background and features loose, gestural illustrations of colorful plants and animals. The illustration is drawn with a crayon-like texture.

This 1983 yardage by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown was modified from a floral tablecloth belonging to an associate’s grandmother with an overlay pattern of dashes. Venturi reflected that the results involved "dramatic contrasts of scale, rhythm, color, and association."

Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, Grandmother, 1983. Pigment on cotton sateen. 56 inches (width). Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño

Artists Editions

FWM has a long history of collaborating with artists to produce limited edition artworks (also called multiples). During these collaborations, FWM fully supports the development and production of these editions, which are made available for purchase in-store and online to help raise essential funds for future projects.

Always Surprising

FWM approaches the concept of creating a multiple without preconceived notions of what form the artwork should take. Often these multiples are related to work created for an artist’s exhibition during their residency but sometimes the editioned works stand alone as a previously unexplored idea for the artist.

Past editions have spanned from functional objects (like Joan Jonas’s Untitled lamp) to interactive sets (such as Rose B. Simpson’s deck of Guidance Cards), from wearables (like Sarah Sze’s Nightside and Waterside scarves) to sculptures that are either toy-like (such as Jayson Musson’s Ollie doll) or more enigmatic (like Ann Hamilton and David Ireland’s Untitled box). Just like the exhibitions developed through our residency program, you never quite know what to expect, even if you think you know the artist’s work.

In 2020, with the generous support of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, FWM formalized this program as Shopworks.

On the left, a gray-brown weatherproof jacket hangs from a hook against a pale yellow wall. The jacket features a chess checkerboard pattern printed in a lighter gray. On the right is a similar jacket, but in yellow, laid over a square table against a gray background. The checkerboard pattern, here printed in green, features small circular chess pieces in white and black arranged on each side, ready for a game of chess to begin.
A photo of an opened tin box with the lid leaning against it against a gray background. The tin box is split into two cubes, each with a sphere inside. Inside the left cubicle the sphere appears light gray as if made of cement. Inside the right cubicle, the sphere is brown and appears to be made of a fibrous material. The lid, which faces the viewer, has the initials "AH" and "DI" inscribed with a series of small punctures made in the form of the letters.
A photograph of a gallery installation featuring two white kimonos hanging side-by-side against a white wall. The kimonos are nearly identical, featuring a pattern of plus crosses with alternating marks of green and orange.
A photograph of a gallery installation featuring a set of seven punching bags suspended against two red walls with one additional punching bag slumped against the left wall. The bags vary in height and color (four are white, four are black). The central bag, which is the tallest, features a yellow graphic that reads "Thuglife" stamped over black fabric. The same graphic repeats as red wallpaper behind it.
A photographic detail of a linen collar surrounded by an atmosphere of blond horse hair. The interior of the collar shows two rows of stitched letters: on the top is A, B, and C; on the bottom is N, O, and P.

With a sixty-four squared chess board printed on the back and 32 plexiglass chess pieces tucked inside its front pockets, the wearer of Ecke Bonk’s jacket will be ready to challenge an opponent anytime, anywhere. The artist began designing this edition while conducting research for his 1989 publication on Marcel Duchamp’s portable museum multiple, Box in a Valise.

Ecke Bonk, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. “Chess Jacket (Checkett),” 1987–1991. Silkscreen on Gore-Tex fabric and plexiglass chess pieces, 38 x 67 inches. Edition of 32. Sponsored and supervised by W.L. Gore & Associates, Munich, Germany.