When I first felt the smooth, delicious whirling of a drop spindle in my hands, my deep love for fibers and textiles unfurled from somewhere deep in my being.
I was amazed to learn, upon reading my great-grandfather’s memoirs, that this affinity was rooted in an Armenian family tradition of carpet making, wool, and natural dyes.
The first time I beheld the magic of the indigo dye vat – wool transforming from yellow to blue before my eyes as it touched the air – my sense of wonder about natural dye colors was born. I’m most inspired by the spectrum of hues that can be conjured in the indigo vat and dye pot, and my love of color shapes my relationship with my craft.
I’ve spent over a decade playing with textiles in various traditions, including wet felting, spinning, knitting, sewing, botanical printing, Japanese shibori printing, paste resist printing, and most recently weaving.
My passion for textiles blends and merges with my love for history, mythology, ancestry, and cultures of all kinds (human, plant, animal and otherwise). My aim is to listen to and translate the stories that ask to be told through cloth and color.
I believe that each of us has the capacity to commune with and honor the natural world through the beauty we make with our hands, and that in turn, we are gifted with a sense of wonder, reverence, and a true belonging that these relationships spark in us.