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My Story

Ginger Abernathy Designs is now GinAbe Designs! 

GinAbe is more than an amalgam of the designers first and last name. The word GinAbe has meaning. It represents enlightenment and intuition, able to unite both the feminine and masculine allowing one to create imaginary worlds. All superb elements for creating great design. Who knew! 

Ginger is an artist, designer and professional seamstress who learned how to sew at age ten and was sewing for clients by the age of 13. She  hails from the midwest, growing up in a picturesque beach town in Michigan.  Ultimately moving to East Lansing Michigan, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in textiles, Art and Design from Michigan State University. Ginger started her custom design business making one-of -a-kind silk handbags and pillows in Boulder Colorado in 2001.  As the business grew she expanded Ginger Abernathy Designs to include custom home textiles and interior design services. The business relocated to Portland Oregon where it is currently based. In her professional career she taught apparel construction at the Art Institute of Portland.

Her products have been sold in high end retail boutiques, as well as being featured in numerous national periodicals.  She has twice been featured on HGTV and her work can be currently seen all over the greater Portland area in both commercial and residential settings.

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