Cynthia ByeHello and welcome to the Silver Nest Studio web site. Many of you I have actually met before at one of the numerous Farmers’ Markets or Art Fairs that I participate in regularly each year. The wonderful encouragement and input that I have received from you has been a pivotal contribution to my business and to this web site. Maleka Vrana of PMM Web Design in Aspen has been a friend of mine for a long time and she has relentlessly been on top of this project for a couple of years now in order to create this beautiful web site.

For those of you who are not familiar with my background, I started working with textiles by learning how to sew in the 4-H program in Wisconsin when I was only 9 years old. I have had a passion for fabrics and design since then and now I utilize my extensive collection of textiles (vintage fabrics and antique tapestries, select leather and cowhide, high-end modern fabrics and trims, textured yarns and threads as well as re-used fabrics) combined with advanced sewing techniques (appliqué’, crewel-work, and other embellishing stitches) in order to create Unique Textile Accessories.

My collection includes decorative pillows and cushions, serendipity table runners and linens, original tapestry and leather handbags, elaborate throws and wall-art as well as other functional accessories.


Cynthia ByeI currently reside and create in Aspen, Colorado where the breathtaking beauty of the area along with a community rich in art and culture continue to inspire my work. I have over 30 years of experience working and creating with textiles and it is truly a labor of love.

Many of the pieces pictured in this web site are one-of-a-kind. If you are interested in something that has already sold or is a one-of-a-kind, please let us know and we will try to repeat it or come up with something very similar. Creative collaboration is always welcome and we are available to do custom work here at Silver Nest Studio.

Thank You and Enjoy!

Cynthia Bye

Designer & Seamstress