Theodore Stumpf

Theodore Stumpf (Saint Paul, Minnesota), was born on Halloween, so naturally costumes played a central role in his childhood. His mother taught him to sew when he was in elementary school on her aqua-blue Brother sewing machine. He discovered theater in his late teens and began creating costumes for local stage productions. In college, he studied all forms of fabric manipulation, including dyeing, patterning, construction, millinery, and design, and has been working professionally in the costume industry for 25 years. Theodore received the 2003, 2005, and 2006 Howard C. Payne Memorial Award for Innovation in Fiber from the Springwater Fiber Workshop in Washington, DC.

What began as a graduate school project has now resulted in his Artiste de Fibre line of signature zig zag vessels, made only from fabric and a lot of zig zag stitches of thread on the bias. His artist book provides the “how” behind the item. A relative’s gift of a wall covering made from vintage ties launched his creativity, and he added exquisite pillows and pouches from repurposed neckties into his Artiste de Fibre collection.


Select items from the dropdown menu to learn more!

  • Prices listed are regular prices. Any applicable tax will be added at checkout.
  • For TC Member price, add Coupon Code: member at checkout



  1. $9 SHIPPING Flat Fee (US Only). Select “Ship my Shop items” at checkout. All shipping will be mailed USPS Priority (2-3 days)
  2. FREE curbside pickup. Select “Curbside pickup” at checkout. We will email you when your order is ready to pick up, during Textile Center open hours.


Textile Center Members save 10% off! Add Coupon Code member at checkout.


SKU: Shop Sale Theodore Stumpf Shop Items Category: Tags: , ,

Necktie Pouch – Red, Necktie Pouch – Paisley and Abstract, Necktie Pouch – Stripes and Plaid, Necktie Pouch – Stripes and Squares, Necktie Pouch – Purple Dots and Stripes