This project was born from my irresistible urge to recreate things that inspire me as textile designs. I enjoy the process of stylizing natural objects and working out aesthetic solutions for repeating images. Sometimes I transform hand-drawn art into the digital world, then layer into repeating patterns. Other times, I enjoy the immediacy of drawing straight into the computer. As an artist, I appreciate the textile medium because it is tangible, adaptable, rooted in tradition, and fun.

If you wish to purchase a tea towel, please visit my Etsy shop, or email me directly at:
zoelinnanderson [at] gmail [dot] com.


Tea Towels

100% Linen/Cotton, ~15"x25"

shelf fungusSquash
shelf fungus Bee Friendly
shelf fungus Turkey Tail
tree rings Tree Rings
Mid Century Mushrooms Mid Century Mushrooms
salsa recipe tea towel Salsa
(click image for detail)
guacamole tea towel Guacamole
echinecea tea towel Echinecea Purpurea
(click image for detail)
bouquet tea towel Watercolor Bouquet
dandelion tea towel Dandelions
(click image for detail)
beets tea towel Beets
kale tea towelKale Yeah!


100% Cotton, Sets of 4, ~16x17

blue floral napkins Blue China Floral Napkins
orange floral napkins Orange China Floral Napkins
dandelion napkins Dandelion Napkins
dandelion napkins Watercolor Checkered Napkins
venus fly trap napkins Venus Fly Trap Napkins (detail)

venus fly trap runner Venus Fly Trap Table Runner (detail) ~18"x72"

Squash Runner

Squash Runner ~18"x72"

Zipper Pouches

100% Cotton, lined with muslin.

Plant Cells Zippered Pouch

Antique Words Zippered Pouch
Watercolor Puzzle Zippered Pouch
Scribble "Knit" Zippered Pouch


100% Cotton Duck or Twill

Subliminal Messages Small Subliminal Messages (12"x16"]
Venus Fly Trap Pillow (black) Seaweed (12"x16")
hungarian bird pillow Tree (12"x16")

china floral pillows Subliminal Messages (16"x22")
scribble knit pillow Scribble "Knit" Pillow with Grey Linen Back (12x16")
english flowers English Floral Pillow with Striped Denim Back and Piping (16x16")

little folk rocking chairHungarian Folk Bird Pillow with matching painted Little Folk Rocking Chair

(Created for The Community Warehouse Chair Affair Event, 2017)


About Homespun by Zoë

Art has always been an integral part of my everyday life. As a child, I'd process my understanding of the world by filling sketchbooks with dramas of characters in outrageous fashions. I majored in Art in college with a thesis in Painting. As an adult, I draw inspiration from tangible things: books, textiles, pottery, art, and nature.

I've been designing textiles since the turn of the century. These designs and various other work projects can be viewed my porfolio website:

I welcome custom design projects! A favorite recipe turned into a tea towel; a pattern from a set of your grandmother’s dishes or an apron turned into curtains or napkins and tablecloth. I am also able to adjust an existing pattern in scale or color.


All my designs have been printed on fabric at Spoonflower in North Carolina, and the resulting products are made here in Portland, Oregon.

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Thank you for visiting!

Please email with comments or questions:

Zoë Anderson | zoelinnanderson [at] gmail [dot] com



Look for Homespun Textiles by Zoë at these events!

Homespun at West Elm


Seed Studios Holiday Sale 2017

2127 N. Albina, PDX, Room 220


Booth #180


Art in the Burbs

October 14-15th, 2017


Buckman Art Fair 2017

May 20, 2017, Booth #140


Buckman Art Fair 2017


da vinci art fair



Special thanks to seamstresses Nancy L. Simon, Beate Kilber and Amy Ellison for their help with pillow and pouch production, Lev Anderson for the photographs, Grace Kook Anderson for styling advice, Jan Laus for the use her sewing machine before I had my own, Michael Lindsey for his generous web help, and my mother, Carola Penn, for always encouraging me to pursue my creative interests.