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Nice to meet you! I'm emelie
Hi! My name is Emelie Weber and I'm a weaver in Frankfort, KY. My name literally means industrious weaver and I'm grateful to have found this path in this life. It feels like it was meant for me.
This year, I'm celebrating my 10th anniversary and 1/3 of my life in the magical craft of weaving. I use multi-shaft floor looms to create one-of-a-kind wearable art made with eco-friendly materials. My favorite things to make are handwoven cowls, scrunchies, jackets, and the occasional wall hanging.
I learned how to weave as a student apprentice at Berea College, where I also majored in studio art with a concentration in fiber arts. There I received the Sarah Fuller Smith Loom Award, which allowed me to purchase a loom and supplies of my choice to continue weaving after college. I chose an 8-shaft LeClerc Artisat with back-hinge treadle upgrade and some other equipment to get started. This loom is my baby and I weave about 90% of my products right here on this beautiful, body-powered tool.
In January 2020, I became the owner of Silo Ridge Makers Market in historic downtown Frankfort, KY. The market is a shared retail space for local artisans working in a wide variety of mediums and crafts. You can find my work there year-round, along with about 40 other talented Kentucky makers.
I now have 11 looms, which are either in the process of being restored or being used for private, one-on-one weaving instruction at Silo Ridge Makers Market. I also teach virtual classes and help artists take aligned action in their business through coaching.
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