I am a maker to my core. I’ve been making things since I can remember. Give me an idea, describe a product you need, show me a sketch of what you’re thinking – chances are, I can figure out a way to make it. I am a perfectionist through and through when it comes to stitches, size, shape, and consistency. I strive to create unique, original designs, incorporating elements that no other rope artisans are doing. I make pieces that people can actually use – things that are beautiful, but not so beautiful that you want to set it on the shelf and never use it.
When I’m designing my pieces, I’m always trying to solve a problem – needing a basket to bring in all the green beans from the garden, needing a tote to keep all my knitting in one place and ready to grab at a moments notice, a keychain that I can loop around my wrist because I’m hauling in eight grocery bags and a toddler on my hip. I don’t like tchotchke things that collect dust, and you’re not quite sure what to do with. My pieces are designed to be used on a daily basis and to blend seamlessly into peoples’ lives and homes.
I learned to knit sitting between my great grandmother’s legs when I was six. My mother taught me to sew when I was ten. Growing up, we weren’t poor, but like most Maine families – we were one accident or medical mishap away from being in trouble monetarily. My mom sewed our clothes from scratch. From a young age, it was always engrained in me that “we can make it ourselves”. Which when you think about it, is so incredibly empowering and self sufficient – to have the ability and confidence to make something yourself, because you can.
Our Products Are Available At The Locations Below
The Lost Kitchen - Freedom, Maine
Archipelago - Rockland, Maine
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens - Boothbay, Maine