Muir Hughes


Textile artist Muir Hughes specializes in romantic, modern, and edgy clothing featuring reclaimed materials, altered vintage slips, lovely hair fascinators, surprising jackets, dresses and lots of eye popping color! You can find her fantastic creations at muirhughes.etsy.com.


Tell me about how you originally got into your craft.
I've always been an artist, crafting small dolls from found materials and even making myself a paper dress to wear to kindergarten, okay, I'm also a little weird. I dabbled in painting and sculpture mostly until I decided to be a stay at home mom and didn't want toxic materials around, textiles were a natural fit and I can't get enough of it. Now I spend most of the year making clothing, art dolls and abstract textile art and put on big fashion show events twice a year within my art collective, Chikoko.

What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
Create. I love all arts, visual and performance, everything that tells a story. My most favorite thing is to work creatively with friends and family on projects that range from art shows, fashion shows and independent film. I want it all!

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your shop?
I'm pretty new to etsy, it's hard to not have somebody look at and feel the work and make connections. I love that etsy users and sellers are so friendly, it really helps to bridge the gap within this virtual reality. And the inspiration is so wonderful and sometimes overwhelming.

What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
I love all the slip dresses, they just feel so sensual and special. Sometimes I want to hold onto them a little longer, especially with vintage laces and ribbons that I know I probably won't see again.

When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
Always an artist, I love all arts and am just as happy manipulating fabrics as acting in independent film, creating coloring books with my children or writing stories.

What other shops out there do you love?
There are two many! My fellow Chikoko designer is Genevieve Dietz and her art is amazing! I have to pull myself away from Etsy because there are so many great artists like Yellena, Armour sans Anguish, and Rudman's Gallery

What does your future hold?
I hope, like most, to pull through this time of economic fear while creating worthwhile work, supporting all things sustainable and reclaiming existent materials.

Visit muirhughes.etsy.com for more of Muir's fashion creations or pop on over to her other shop dreadfulkitty.etsy.com to see her line of textile creatures!