« My Story »
« Studio Practice »
I have a deep love for colour and texture. My wardrobe and accessories have always been bright and bold and I have never shied away from being the one wearing a colourful outfit in a crowd.
This fondness for colour, a soft spot for fibres, and a slight obsession with pattern are the driving factors behind the creation of each of my woven articles.
The majority of my pieces have their own unique charm and emit a clear statement of individuality. My work is very tactile and I enjoy employing materials such as cotton, linen, and a variety of wools to broaden the physical experience associated with each piece.
« Ethical Commitment »
An element of my work that has become very important to me, especially within recent years, is its environmental impact.
This is tough topic for an independent craftsperson, however I strive to keep my studio practice as eco-friendly as possible with things such as:
- Using certified Organic Cotton and Linen
- Choosing to buy from companies with good Animal Rights Standards
- Selecting companies with Low Impact Dyeing Practices
- Hand weaving all of my pieces with no electrical mechanization
- Constantly reflecting on my studio practice in order to reduce waste
- Collecting all scraps of yarn (for use as stuffing in other projects)
Two of the most important items on this list are the use of organic and animal friendly fibres. This decision means that each woven piece costs more to make, however I feel it is my responsibility to make a change and limit my contribution to the sad and harmful practices associate with the modern fibre industry.
« What Now? »
Are you looking for a scarf or other accessory to match your own unique style and personality?
Do you like the idea of owning something original that has been hand-crafted with traditional techniques?
Have some of my creative practices and values piqued your interest?
Live in or around Leipzig and want to shop in person? Come by my Store and Studio in the historic Capa Haus in Lindenau! Click here for all the details.
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