Sue Henry is the owner and creative director of Tulusa, a textile studio in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.
Tulusa lives at the intersection of artful creativity and everyday practicality. Our handmade, block-printed housewares bring joy to treasured spaces and help make homes an inspired place to be.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Sue moved to Alexandria almost 20 years ago. Sue got her start as a sculptor in the California home-decor and art world building life-size (and larger) figurative work, fountains, and garden sculptures. In 1997, she moved to Colorado where her work became more geared to home life and functionality. In 2015, after a break from the art world, Sue started carving blocks, printing, embroidering, and selling her home goods at pop-up shops. Tulusa now has its own online store (and hosts seasonal pop-ups at the studio) and sells its line at boutiques locally and across the country.
Sue lives with her husband, two sons and dog, Clover.
Designing > Block Carving > Mixing Colors > Printing > Sewing > Shipping
Everything that you see on this site is made in our studio in Alexandria, VA. We design and carve our blocks, print yards and yards of heirloom quality linen with colorfast, non-toxic inks that are mixed in-house and unique to us, and then we cut, hem, and finish our pieces to order.
We care deeply about the finished product and about keeping all that we can in-house. You may find variations from piece to piece. That is part of the beauty of what we do and we hope that you love it as much as we do.