Betsy Thayer Textiles is an artisan-operated design and print studio located in Minneapolis’ industrial artists district, providing distinguished, hand produced textiles to the trade. Her artisan approach allows her to provide small minimum orders and custom colorations. Betsy Thayer Textiles was established in 1992.
Since the beginning Betsy has worked closely with designers to answer their needs and has developed unique processes and patterns. Her exclusive technique utilizes 100% natural grounds and water-based inks.
From the age of three Betsy has traveled back and forth between the United States and Italy. Being surrounded by beauty, the arts and artisans led her to pursue an education in classical piano, fashion design and textile design.
In 1989 Betsy’s professional career began in Padua, Italy where she designed women’s footwear. She continued her career in Florence, Italy, designing men’s knitwear and in Budapest, Hungary, designing women’s footwear.