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I am a weaver living in Michigan. I work part time and I spend the rest of my time weaving and sewing and knitting and spinning.

This is a really old picture of me. 2007.

This is a really old picture of me. 2007.

I consider myself an artist and a craftsperson. At Earlham College I took a weaving class during my second year and I was instantly hooked. I picked weaving as the focus of my art major and made my senior project about weaving cloth to be sewn into garments.

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working on my weaving senior project at Earlham College. 2008

Since graduating I have been continuing to weave while working in customer service and food service jobs to support myself. In the last six years I have developed a sense of the type of woven goods I prefer to make.

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circa 2007. Earlham College

There are still some mysteries for me about the aesthetics of the woven goods I produce. I have found that the ones I find the least appealing end up selling more quickly than ones that I feel confident about.

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More senior project. 2008

This might have something to do with my pricing. I probably under-charge for the ones I don’t like since I think they will need help selling. (Actually my friends tell me that I under-charge for all my work. I just can’t bare to charge more than I could afford. So I end up paying myself a couple dollars an hour when I factor in the cost of materials. Sigh. I’m working on it, ya know?)

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Infinity scarf and my silly face. 2016

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