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Who We Are

Meet The Girls of Blossom Tree Textiles . . .

Blossom Tree Textiles is the mother and daughter design team of Judy and Cyd Chance. 

Judy was born and raised in Southern California.  In 1962 she married a Virginian and moved there to raise five children and start a business.  They purchased and renovated an historic 200 year-old brick building on lower King Street in Old Town, Alexandria and opened The Olde Towne Flower Shoppe.  It was one of the first new businesses to open in an area that would soon become a bustling spot for tourists and locals to shop and dine.  Judy utilized her artistic skills by designing flower arrangements, sprays, bouquets and mantelpieces for D.C., Maryland and Virginia homes, businesses and political events.  She advised on interior design and on wedding design for many of her clients.      

Cyd spent summers working at the family business and learned to appreciate art and design from both of her creative parents.  She and her mother would take photographs of many of the flowers and plant leaves that entered the store and then draw and paint from the photos.   She learned embroidery and sewing from her grandmother and began crafting at an early age.  After relocating to Los Angeles, Cyd worked in business and marketing for the fashion and motion picture industries for over 20 years.  She loves to teach and enjoyed tutoring young kids.  

Judy and Cyd have have always loved exploring, studying and working with textiles, fabric design, fiber arts and other methods of crafting, including silk ribbon embroidery, mixed-media with textiles, free-motion thread painting, handmade beads and purse hardware, and have since expanded to new materials such as non-wovens and the use of heat in fiber arts.  Their influences are many and include color, drama, simplicity, nature, ethnic designs from around the world, literature and poetry, theatre, dance, music, history, and ancient patterns, textiles, and designs.

Their lifelong love of old objects, history and travel has lead the two to many galleries, museums, art walks, flea markets, yard sales and obscure antique shops where interesting items are found and refurbished or repurposed into new art, jewelry or garments.    

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Together, they have created Blossom Tree Textiles, a fun boutique and website of handcrafted items and interesting crafting supplies.  They recently relocated their studios from Los Angeles to Ventura and their unique boutique also provides a variety of arts and crafts workshops.  They occasionally travel to teach in other art studios and arts/crafts shops as well as private crafting parties.

 

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