Over the last year moving to Iceland and my Mom learning how to spin wool have really influenced my weaving aesthetic.
At the core of everything I make is my love for natural materials. When I was an undergrad at SAIC in Chicago and studying fiber I started to really think about the quality of materials that I was using and the quality of the peoples lives who produce those materials. Nothing makes you appreciate the amount of labor that goes into a simple garment than spending hours on a loom and then hours at a sewing machine. It’s a craft that I love but, it is most definitely labor intensive. The fashion industry is one of the most toxic to our environment and creates a bewildering amount of waste.
With this is consideration slow fashion and making has become a passion of mine. I get giddy over 100% cottons, linens and nubby silks. So when my Mom started spinning completely sustainable, responsibly sourced wool I was really excited about weaving it up into a tapestry!