Collection: Jean Wipperman

I am a fiber artist with a passion for repurposing objects into the unexpected, drawing the eye and starting a conversation. I love to rescue men’s neckties and give them a second life as a purse or scarf or bottle bag or quilted wall hanging. The fabric in neckties is so luxurious and full of character, discovering their second life is such fun.

My parents and grandparents schooled me in creativity and thrift while my children and grandchildren inspired the whimsy and quirkiness in my designs that you can see in my necktie products. My career as a recreation therapist inspired me to create fiddly quilts for people with Alzheimer’s and walker caddies for people with mobility problems.

My appetite for discovering, learning and making has driven me through sewing, quilting, embroidering, crocheting, knitting, weaving, felting and hand spinning.  Most recently, I’ve discovered techniques for dyeing silks and for creating open weave “fabrics” that I craft into scarves. It’s really fun to lay out ribbons, yarns, threads and other fibers on a disappearing stabilizer and stitch over the fiber sandwich to create a beautiful new fabric.

I'm in the store on Sundays. I'd love to consider a special order . . . let's talk. I joined WomanCraft Gifts in 2014.

Jean is the artist behind Rudyp2ty. Jean's complete collection is available at our Carrboro, North Carolina store. Items available online are shown below.

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  • Christmas Gnarly Gnome with Blue Legs
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  • Gnarly Gnome with Christmas Lights
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  • Victorian Christmas Elf Boot
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  • Gnome with Sunflower for Ukraine
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  • Autumn Breeze Silk Scarf
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  • Fields of Ukraine Silk Scarf
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  • Tequila Sunrise Silk Scarf
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  • Purple Haze Silk Scarf
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  • Trapezoid Clutch Purse in Purple and Green with Black Ruffle
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  • Tooth Fairy Pillow
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  • Hand Felted Vessel - Red
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  • Recycled Necktie Mobius Scarf - Fall
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  • Sensory Fiddly Quilt with Bluebirds
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  • Walker Caddy in Lavender with Spring Flowers
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  • Walker Caddy in Blue with Chickens & Bunnies
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  • Walker Caddy with Multicolored Fish
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  • Walker Caddy in Red with Baseballs
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  • French Press Coffee Cozy
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  • Neck Tie Bottle Bags
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