Who has been integral to your fabrications and business?
My mother! She taught me to weave in my graduate year at fashion design school and has been there ever since to offer advice and support. She is creative and has good business sense.
What advice was pivotal to your personal or business growth?
Keep going! It’s hard out there, but if you stick to your design philosophy and stay focused, the rewards are there.
What skill set do you require for your business and what advice would you give those seeking to work with you? Do you prefer that they have a singular skill or are a budding young local talent?
Must be able to multi task! There are so many different facets to running a business. I find that I am pulled in all directions some days. Budding local talent is great but one needs more than talent to run a business.
How do you support the local industry?
I try wherever possible to use materials, whether they be yarns for weaving and knitting or fabrics that are locally made, but the variety is limited.