Marjorie Mebane

Textile / Apparel

Marjorie Mebane is a native Memphian and textile artist and designer with her own line of original clothing and accessories.

Self-taught as a child but also motivated by her aunt who taught her basic sewing and intricate hand work, she graduated from Bodden’s School of Tailoring and Design in 1974.

She enjoys fusing colors and textures to create wearable art pieces that are as uniquely different as each one of us. Using natural and man-made materials—silk, cotton, wool, linen, knits, metallic, lace, and velvets—with just the right buttons and trims to fashion one-of-a-kind pieces, she designs items that are traditional and timeless to the sophisticated and modern as well as unconventional. Her pieces include: jackets, skirts, tops, hats, bags, scarves and up-cycled or re-purposed items.

Select items may be purchased at The Center for Southern Folklore store at 123 S. Main St. in Memphis, TN and at local art festivals and shows.