Hundreds of decisions go into the way we create our patterns. Our process rewards us with endlessly stunning patterns. – MIRIAM DYM, Founder
Who we are
Dym California Textiles create dynamic block-printed fabrics, custom printed for whatever you can dream. We craft our fabric in-house into micro collections of home goods and limited-edition clothing. We hand print with dyes on sumptuous natural fiber cloth to produce the richest color and the softest hand. All of our products are designed and printed in our Northern California workshop.
About Miriam Dym, founder:
Miriam is an artist, designer, dreamer, and self-taught systems thinker. In creating textiles, she focuses on how patterns can evolve across a length of cloth, especially through use of rules and decision making. All the more interesting when working with hand printed fabric, Miriam likes to see the printers develop as much as the patterns as they take on patterns of increased complexity.
With a background as a painter, with an on-going practice in art, Miriam appreciates the experimentation made possible—amplified—with block printing.
About our printerS
Hannah is a musician, currently studying at a conservatory in Berkeley and has worked at Dym for 3 years. In that period, she surpassed her intern duties and has become the genius that manifests the awesome patterns available at Dym. Hannah’s knowledge and management of all things in our workshop has helped standardize our process, which enables the studio’s capacity to experiment. She loves working with creative and smart women and hanging with our studio dog Louie. Outside of printing and studying, Hannah sings in two bands, Little Arcs and Saraband.
River is a Visual and Social Practice Artist currently pursuing her MFA in San Francisco with a background in Ceramics. She joined Dym in February 2017 and has an acute sensibility for the details in complicated printing patterns. She is a key presence down in the studio and "upstairs" aka office. River enjoys sharing podcast listening “responsibilities” with Hannah in the studio as they work together making beautiful, colorful textiles.
About the people who sew for us:
When you create fabric, you also create opportunity to sew things from cloth.
Antonia is highly skilled pattern maker (the other kind of pattern) and seamstress. She brings focus and a kind of tenderness to all she creates. Her contributions bring the same loving consideration to finished goods as we put into the cloth. Antonia has made costumes and more since a young age.
For larger orders (about 50 pieces), we work with a small sewing factory in San Francisco. To accommodate our fondness sculptural pillows, our pillow inserts are custom sewn at Cushion Works.