08 Feb Up Cloche and Personal with Hibiscus Linens
By: Sarah Foster, Cloche Designs Event Producer
What emerges when you marry an old world art form passed down for generations with “It-Girl” status amongst interior designers and fashion’s elite? Hibiscus Linens! Based in Houston, Texas, Hibiscus Linens was founded by artisan Mariana Barran Goodall who was born in Monterrey, Mexico where she first fell in love with the art of hand embroidery as a little girl.
We’re OVER-the-moon to host this unique brand on February 8 & 9 (today and tomorrow!) for a pop up shop and two classes. Don’t miss the chance to stop by and shop today from noon – 8:30 p.m. or tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. – noon at 222 Claiborne Way in San Antonio.
Last spring, Mariana partnered with Alice + Olivia, hand-stitching the edges of cocktail napkins made from their colorful textured fabrics. Town & Country’s style editor, Sarah Bray, just included Hibiscus Linens in her list of “Elegant Christmas Decorations” and “Top Holiday Gift Ideas for Home” among other praise. And y’all, the accolades continue! Hibiscus Linens was just featured Southern Living as a “Best New Southern Tastemaker for 2018” and in Garden & Gun‘s “The 2017 Made in the South Awards”! We also spotted Mariana’s work in January’s House Beautiful in the fabulously colorful abode of Biscuit Home’s darling founder, Bailey McCarthy.
Nothing quite gets our #clochegirl hearts pitter-pattering like a tablescape layered thick with swoon-worthy linens. We’re firm believers in passing down treasures and traditions, making Hibiscus Linens a brand after our own sweet hearts. “When Mariana Barran ties a knot on a thread or positions crochet needles in her hands, she begins to move forward by going back in time” as Milieu Magazine perfectly puts it. Mariana uses century-old embroidery, hemstitching and crochet techniques from generations of women in her own family. Every single sketch, stitch, thread and design is a one-of-a-kind vision and work product—resulting in heirlooms worthy of your future generations. She weaves magic that can only be delivered by hand, a rarity in today’s machine-based world.
But what really gives this brand its inimitable status? Collaborations and praise from leading ladies in fashion! Just last month, Mariana traveled to New York City for a pop up shop at Edie Parker on Madison Avenue.
Like Hibiscus, Edie Parker’s statement-making attachés are handmade by skilled artisans whose craft has been passed down (in Edie’s case by the post-war, mid-century generation). The results are bespoke pieces of art that can be spotted gracing every red carpet. Edie hosted Mariana for a day of custom on-site embroidery—and this wasn’t her debut at the flagship boutique. Mariana collaborated with the brand last summer to create a limited suite of cocktail napkins mirroring Edie’s iconic, signature designs.
The #clochegirls were instantly drawn to Hibiscus Linens, a brand reminding our world that beautiful, thoughtful details turn ordinary into the extraordinary. Something old, something new…grandmother’s antique handkerchief tucked into your bridal bouquet, your baby’s new christening gown…these are the common threads that keep us connected to our most precious memories. They are return tickets to moments gone by—fragments we can forever hold between our fingertips that travel us back to happy times.
After all, curating memories for future generations is what we hold dearest to our hearts at Cloche. Although our mediums differ, Hibiscus Linens and Cloche Designs speak the same love language, and we couldn’t be more excited about this collaboration.
Mariana, San Antonio welcomes you to our great city! Viva San Antonio, and viva Hibiscus Linens!