Thanks for visiting Alta Textiles! I'm Nancy Kingsland and I live in Chicago, IL, although Cleveland, OH will always be my true home. I'm a maker of fine fabric home decor accessories. I design and hand-make every product at Alta Textiles.
I strive to elevate everyday accessories into pieces that are special, add to the individuality of your space and get noticed. Handmade to me means there's part of the maker in each piece, and by extension the uniqueness, love and special talent shine through. I know that's true here.
I do this because I believe handmade should be special and have a story to tell. It should combat the sameness all around us. That’s why most of my work is limited edition, one-of-a-kind or custom.
The fabrics I use are nearly always exclusive to the trade and extremely high end. I require that they feel wonderful, are perfect for their purpose (whether it's looking pretty on a sofa or taking a beating outside in rainstorm), and be eye-catching and super-stylish.
You’ll find pieces here you can't get anywhere else, expert work-womanship, and functional, practical art. I often do custom work, so if you choose to work with me directly on a special project we'll have a lot fun together.
My friends would NOT describe me as a risk-taker even though that's exactly what I'm doing. I left a long, successful corporate career to pursue and grow a long-latent creative streak and challenge myself in new ways. Time flies, and you have to use it more wisely than I was using it. I’ve made many new friends, learned countless new things, and have never worked harder! I’m passionate about making this dream succeed.