Explore the traditional craft and emerging art form of broom making, from kitchen brushes to Appalachian-style hearth brooms and all those in between.
On a quest to make custom fabric for an imagined chair design, Rebecca enrolled in the Fiber program at Haywood Community College to study weaving. She discovered that she wanted to create the textile and build the chair, so she continued her studies in the Wood program at HCC. She realized her dream and continued combining textiles and wood in several other pieces that have been exhibited regionally (The Bascom) and nationally (The Wharton Escherick Museum). Her love of all things fiber led to a seat weaving internship with Silver River Chairs that also introduced her to basketry and broom making. All of these craft forms have found a home in her multi-disciplinary practice. She is happy to be surrounded by aspiring and seasoned craftspeople.
Allie is a textile artist working primarily in weaving and stitching. After completing a degree in Cinema & Media Studies at the University of Chicago, they turned towards textiles, taking a historical angle, and focusing on traditional tapestries, Appalachian coverlets, and antique stitching samplers. Allie’s weavings have been included in international shows, including the Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award Finalist Exhibition at the Australian Tapestry Workshop, and they are a member of the South Arts 2021 Emerging Traditional Artists Program cohort. Allie now lives in Brasstown with their goats.
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