While living in Australia, an Astrologer told Michelle that she would be moving across the world where she would then find her passion work and make a living of it. Crazy right?
Five years later after moving back to Canada, Michelle fell in love with weaving on a trip to Mexico. The bright colours and the use of yarn sparked something in her. She wanted to learn asap, but she couldn’t find any workshops anywhere near her.
So, after picking up her first loom that came from the other side of the world, Michelle taught herself how to weave. Family and friends began to ask her to teach them too! Then friends of friends wanted to learn and through the grape vine strangers were asking. Michelle couldn't find any looms made in Canada, so she asked her super talented Dad, Paul to make me a loom.
Paul grew up on a working farm in Southern Ontario, he was put to work and learned basic woodworking, electrical, plumbing, you name it! After retiring from a career in Computer Programming in 2015, he found his life passion in building anything from wood. Give him a challenge and he will deliver. Most days you can find him in his workshop dressed in a mask and an apron, crafting looms or maybe even a new set of drawers. He is a caring and loving man who takes care and pride in what he builds. If you get a chance to use one of our looms or tools, you'll see and feel what we mean. And that is the beginning of it all. Now Michelle teaches workshops all over Ontario, Canada and Paul is creating gorgeous looms that are being used around the world!
Michelle is a stay at home mother of two. She has a background in Graphic Design, Yoga Teaching and People Management. Michelle's work is handmade and one of a kind. The materials used are mainly natural wool, hand spun and hand dyed colours. Each piece is inspired by my daily surroundings and moods. She enjoys creating custom pieces and challenging herself and her creativity.