SoulSpaceArt

hand woven linens :: fiber art

Hanover, Connecticut | 5 Sales

SoulSpaceArt

hand woven linens :: fiber art

Hanover, Connecticut 5 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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Announcement   Scarf-a-palooza! Lots of new, soft handwovens up just in time for winter gift-giving. Most are alpaca and unisex. More model shots coming soon!

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Last updated on Nov 30, 2018

Scarf-a-palooza! Lots of new, soft handwovens up just in time for winter gift-giving. Most are alpaca and unisex. More model shots coming soon!

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"Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." William Morris

My love-affair with gorgeous domestic linens began with a handful of dishtowels I bought at a teeny shop in Italy two decades ago. While they are beginning to show their age, I still have them and use them. I taught myself how to weave a few years ago because I knew the day would come when I'd have to replace them and I have not been able to find towels as beautiful or durable since.

Weaving towels led to placemats and runners and napkins. As every great party usually ends up in the kitchen, and the kitchen often tends to be the soul of the house, I want everyone's kitchen and dining linens to be beautiful, useful and durable--to reflect their owner's style and that, like its owners, will get better with age.

I adore the Shaker philosophy of "don't make something unless it is both necessary and useful, but if it is both necessary and useful, don't hesitate to make it beautiful." But I would also add, don't hesitate to make something unique. It is wonderful that so many home-goods retailers have brought high design to a much broader audience, but I think not everyone wants to see their stuff everywhere. We are unique, Our families are unique. Our experiences differ from that of our neighbors. Shouldn't the things we bring into our home reflect our souls, and no one else's?

My favorite projects are commissions--where I collaborate with the buyer to create a design and color palate that is unique to them. The weaving I do for production (such as my current listings) tend to be small-run batches. Once they're gone they're gone. If you see something here that piques your interest but you want something a little different, I'd love to work with you. Do not hesitate to get in touch.

(Update: as you can see, my listings have recently expanded to encompass fiber art. In addition to linens and wearables--scarves and shawls (coming this fall)--I am producing small tapestry weavings, thread compositions and fabric paintings. Several of these have been in gallery exhibitions and won awards. At the end of the day, it's all fiber to me and I love working with it. I am taking commissions this fall. Let me know if I can create something for you!)

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    Working with fiber, one is working with something that came from a living being, whether plant or animal. I try try to honor that life force by creating vitality and movement in all of my pieces, through color, texture, composition and pattern.

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