finished project

I made this weaving from hand-spun wool and horse hair. The horse hair is sentimental to me because it is from the mane of my horse Lena. I designed the inlay sections with the loose wool and horse hair to be reminiscent of the living source of the materials.

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I’m fond of horses. They are seriously majestic animals, and I grew up with them in Kansas. I have to admit though… I’m a terrible rider. It’s my sister who is the authentic horse girl. Even still, I enjoy going for trail rides at a manageable pace. And I'll always feel nostalgic about them.  

This tapestry is a real nod to the slow movement because there is no mystery where any of my materials originated.

weaving inspiration, icelandic horses

I moved to Iceland to be with my Dutch husband, Matthijs. We often go on drives together in the countryside. Coming from such a big city and being surrounded by nature is novel to me. This incredible landscape is spotted with sheep and horses. The green moss here is saturated with water and color. The often cold gray skies only accentuate it making the scene moody and otherworldly. Living here has undoubtedly changed the vibe of my work.

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My current line of textiles is intended for warmer climates. I designed my backpacks for beach travel in Mexico and imagined them amongst the alluring architecture of Luis Barragan

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Currently, I am working on weavings with Icelandic Lopi and horse hair. They have a cozy feel to them. I imagine them looking right at home in a black Scandinavian style home. It’s wild how a place can affect one's style. Now to get to the real reason I'm writing this post... inspiration. The bangs on that horse!

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