Barbara Hume is an Asheville, NC based, independent fiber artist. Her medium is yarn and her original, uber-luxe quality fabrics define her timeless apparel collections. Her trademark hand woven jackets and classically inspired feminine styles speak with conviction: unaffected, versatile and elegant.
Enduring the trends with distinction and individuality Hume & Body will tell your personal story.
In addition to yarn, other fabrics and textiles are used to create differentiating, quality and outstanding specialty items for women. Vintage and heirloom pieces, narrow goods, laces, and ribbons are joined to shape the body. Couture techniques are executed with impeccable stitching. Surface embellishments such as dying, stamping, and painting add depth to the piece. Fiber accents like fringe, knitting and knotting are the perfect finish to the garment. The magic is in the details and subtle techniques in design ensure the clothing’s unique quality.
Barbara's bamboo/rayon fleece line was created with the modern woman in mind for lounging, asanas, meditation and carrying on throughout the day.
Hume and Body retails the clothing from her studio in North Asheville as well as residential and showroom venues.
All are welcome to Barbara's studio- from the client who is a bonafide textile aficionado, to the woman who wants quality and unique clothing at an excellent value, and to the woman who "loves" clothes and wants a personal and direct experience when seeking them out.