The Rosy Deer

A little about my Craft

 Happy to have you! So this is my textile project, The Rosy Deer.

Here you will find handwoven fabrics, apparel and decor designed in house. Care and consideration goes into each step of my craft. Colours are chosen at thread level and each warp constructed by eye.

My main pieces of equipment include my floor loom and industrial sewing machine in my basement studio in Lloydminster AB. I strive to design, weave and sew a new collection of textile work each month . Some months I succeed, other collections take more time. I also pride myself on not being a robot or a machine -- human made means allowing space for unexpected interruptions -- my favourite being a warm sunny day.

Most of my work is sold as preorders, which I go into more detail in the preorder guidelines section. Rosy products include but are not limited to: fabric by the meter, blanket scarves, cowls, skirts, pants, cardigans, pillow covers, fingerless mittens and purses of all sizes. My heart belongs to full warp projects -- so most finished products use large pieces of woven fabric. Minimal cuts and fewer seams.

Any available fabrics and projects after preorders are filled will be stocked here on the website!

As an independent artisan, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for choosing handmade.


So. How did I get to having such a large piece of fibre arts equipment in my basement? Well.. *shrug* 


Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?

The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.

Alice: I don't much care where.

The Cheshire Cat: Then it doesn't much matter which way you go.

Alice: ...So long as I get somewhere.

The Cheshire Cat: Oh, you're sure to do that, if only you walk long enough.

I can sum up most of my fibre arts meandering with this well known quote from Lewis C. Carol. I knew from quite young that I prefered to work with fabrics and I loved working with my hands -- one of my earliest grade school memories is of personalizing my new white sneakers ... much to my parents' annoyance. I knew I had a fibre arts fascination (I was mending afghans long before i knew how to knit or crochet); but, I didn't know where to take it. So I simply took on learning as many fibre related crafts as I could. Just because it made me happy. I'd hold down a serving gig as it afforded the most free time during the day to learn to knit, crochet, mend and alter, dye wool, spin and then eventually weave.

I am sure as time moves, my craft too will grow and wander. As long as I am still excited to play with fibre and colours -- there will be Rosy Deer Textiles. 


Take care. Talk soon.