About Barton Craft & Design

Barton Craft Design is an art studio that designs one of a kind handmade fiber art and jewelry. The studio is run by Emily Barton.

Emily often incorporates several techniques such as crocheting, macramé, knitting and weaving in her work. Materiality holds an importance in her design process. You can often find metal and fiber used in combination throughout her designs. She strives to create a beautiful balance between soft, rigid, and a little bit of shine. 

Emily also often naturally hand dyes yarns she uses in her work with botanical dyes. She enjoys the process of connecting with nature through her work by foraging or collecting the plants herself before creating the botanical dyes. As the daughter of a florist and a chemist, Emily loves to combine her love of nature and her fascination with the chemical process to create one of a kind colors for her work.

Emily currently lives in South Carolina, not far from the city of Charlotte N.C. When She’s not making jewelry or fiber art for Barton Craft & Design, she’s an installation and display artist. You can check out her large scale work here.

Emily Barton received her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts from Coastal Carolina. Her thesis focused on knit and crochet installation art. After college Emily started her visual arts career working for Anthropologie as a display coordinator. She then worked for Magnolia as a Display Coordinator from 2017-2018. In 2017 she was voted as Best American Maker: Arts & Crafts by USA Today.