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I run pidge pidge out of a cozy apartment with my grumpy cat, Pigeon. My vintage floor loom and I are sandwiched between my sewing machine and more yarn than one person should probably own.

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How did pidge pidge come to be?

I was worried if I'd majored in fibers in college, I'd never get a job. On pick-your-major night in college, I attended all the popular career friendly art presentations (read: graphic design). Then I poked my head in the fibers room instantly digging the program. After much deliberation, I settled on illustration - bending the assignments to my preferred medium and embroidered and appliqued everything. I took all the fibers electives I could sign up for and spent the summer after graduation in the studio, weaving for hours every day. I thank my weaving teacher and mentor for giving me the freedom to explore my craft and…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 4
  • Joined September 16, 2008

Favorite materials

merino wool, alpaca, noro yarn, pima and organic cottons, silk and cashmere blends

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About

I run pidge pidge out of a cozy apartment with my grumpy cat, Pigeon. My vintage floor loom and I are sandwiched between my sewing machine and more yarn than one person should probably own.

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How did pidge pidge come to be?

I was worried if I'd majored in fibers in college, I'd never get a job. On pick-your-major night in college, I attended all the popular career friendly art presentations (read: graphic design). Then I poked my head in the fibers room instantly digging the program. After much deliberation, I settled on illustration - bending the assignments to my preferred medium and embroidered and appliqued everything. I took all the fibers electives I could sign up for and spent the summer after graduation in the studio, weaving for hours every day. I thank my weaving teacher and mentor for giving me the freedom to explore my craft and go wild with color!

It took 5 years of less than ideal jobs to get that final push. After quitting the last of the less than idea jobs, I went to Chicago with my awesome friend, Rachel, to help her sell her wares at the September Renegade fair (check out redprairiepress.etsy.com!). I came back with loads of inspiration and she held my hand as I created this etsy shop. She continues to give me a big kick in the pants of motivation whenever I need it.

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Where does the name pidge pidge come from?

I have a beautiful, chubby she-devil cat named Pidge (short for pigeon) Pidge is spoiled by one, detested by many. Her diva ways make her fun company and an excellent model for the dozens of photos I snap each week, but keep all of our friends and family at a safe distance. What a major grump!

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My scarves and portraits are made for personal use only and may not be reproduced without written consent. I retain full reproduction copyright and design copyright on all of my designs.

Contact: vanessalauria [!at] gmail.com

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