Featured Artist: Amy of WovenDesigns
BY RITA ON OCTOBER 8, 2012
Thank you, Amy, for being our Featured Artist this week and sharing about your beautiful woven and knit accessories!
Tell us about your store and what inspired it.
WovenDesigns is a home based business specializing in woven & knitted accessories. I sell through my Etsy shop. All items in my shop are handmade by me in my studio. My shop sold woven scarves when it first opened. Since then I have evolved into offering woven bookmarks, knit hats, and knit scarves.
I learned how to weave at City College of San Francisco about 10 years ago. I love to be able to combine different fibers together to create a new and exciting textile that is one of a kind. It is so satisfying to plan every step in the process – from the planning on paper, to the measuring of the threads, to the threading of the heddles, to the weaving of the fibers, to the creation of the cloth.
I have knit off and on for years, but within the last few decided to start offering hats and scarves in my shop. I really enjoy knitting with yarn that is a combination of thick and thin. An interesting and different pattern and texture emerges with each skein used.