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April 13, 2021
Happy Place With Margaret Stauffacher
Margaret Stauffacher is the knitter and designer behind Whimsy North. She was born and raised in Minnesota and now lives in Wisconsin with her husband and children. She learned to knit when she was six years old from her mom and since then, she has been on a mission to create knitting patterns that are fashion-forward and something you want to wear or display in your home. You'll find free knitting patterns on her blog and helpful knitting videos on her YouTube channel!...
March 30, 2021
Happy Place With Cassie Arnold
Cassie Arnold is a fiber artist who received her BFA in Visual Art Studies from the University of North Texas. She has spent the last decade teaching in both private and public secondary schools and has showcased her work in numerous Fine Art Shows and exhibitions around the United States and Europe. Her current body of work explores the unspoken and taboo topics connected to life as a woman. Whether it be inspired by miscarriage, breastfeeding or the transformative female form,...
March 23, 2021
Happy Place With Birdie Alaniz
Birdie Alaniz, aka @bobcatandbirdie, is a fiber artist who specializes in the art of latch hook, specifically creating latch hook patterns and kits. She sells BYOY (bring your own yarn) latch hook kits on Etsy that allow you to customize your own latch hook design using the colors of your choice and the yarn in your stash. Along with latch hook, she also dabbles in embroidery and digital art and we think her designs are a fun, colorful mix of 90's nostalgia and RGV (Rio Grande...
March 16, 2021
Happy Place With Zanny Cox
Zanny Cox, aka Zanny Adornments, is an artist who creates handwoven fiber art and handcrafted jewelry. Zanny draws on her multicultural heritage and history to influence her art practice. She acknowledges the significance of preserving the historical element of her craft and aims to continue this dialogue in her pieces. Her work is an approach to ancient craft with a modern aesthetic, a tangible expression in the boundaries of art, culture, and fashion. Every element of...
March 09, 2021
Happy Place With Jenae Goode
Jenae Goode is a weaver from Dallas who transitioned from science teacher to full-time weaver a few months into the Covid-19 pandemic. Through her Etsy shop Goode Weavings, she creates original, handwoven tapestries and custom orders inspired by nature, lanscapes and color. One of her goals is for her pieces to reside in every state in the U.S. and so far she has hit fifty percent of her goal! Jenae also offers weaving classes to share her skills...
December 15, 2020
Happy Place With Andrea Fischer
Andrea Fischer (she/her) is a midwestern yarn lady living in Denver, CO. She makes use of her BFA in photography from UWEC to take portraits of her yarn sculptures. By utilizing her experience with rug making and fine art, she transforms the existing shapes of household objects with her self taught tufting techniques. Andrea’s color pallet is constantly evolving alongside the use of recycled materials. She is constantly challenging herself to cover her house in yarn.  
December 08, 2020
Happy Place With Sharon Chow
Sharon Chow is a physical therapist by day who likes to get a little crafty at night. In 2019, she stumbled upon a weaving loom at a local garage sale. Since then, she's been hooked on creating her own woven wall hangings to share with the world! She loves getting creative and designing each wall hanging as she goes, making each piece one of a kind. Her wish is that her weavings will bring happiness to any room they're hung in.  
November 17, 2020
Happy Place With Cristina Ayala
Cristina Ayala is a graphic designer and fiber artist. She grew up in Monterrey, Mexico, where she got a BA in Graphic Design from Universidad de Monterrey. After working for several years in local advertising agencies, together with her sister, they founded their own design firm "Stelier" in 2010. That same year, she moved to Dallas, TX. Four years later — while living on the East Coast — with her innate talent, creativity, and curiosity, she started learning weaving and knotting...
November 10, 2020
Happy Place With Summer Lee
Summer Lee, aka @summer.lee.knits, is a a knitwear designer currently based in Oklahoma. She is a member of the Mvskoke-Creek Nation and before becoming a knitwear designer, she was a political reporter, a researcher for a public television documentary program, and a photographer for a national arts and crafts retail chain. She's been knitting and crocheting for 15 years and sweaters are her favorite thing to knit, followed closely by socks. Her ...
November 03, 2020
Happy Place With Leah Gordon
Leah Gordon, aka @iplaywithfiber, is a fiber artist and jewelry maker. Leah has always been an artist. Ballet was her first love, but she also dabbled in gymnastics, ice skating, and competitive cheerleading. Around the age of 12, her mother taught her how to crochet. Since 2017, she has expanded her art into multiple applications. This evolution is built on her foundation of crochet and her process of healing and learning through her survived trauma....
October 27, 2020
Happy Place With Jennifer Berg
Jennifer Berg, aka @native.knitter, is a knit designer who shares Navajo heritage through Native focused knitting designs that help you explore your creativity while honoring Native American artists. Jennifer grew up on the reservation in Arizona and was raised by an incredibly strong family. As she became obsessed with knitting over the past couple years, she felt naturally drawn to incorporating native designs into patterns she created. Textiles are an integral...
October 20, 2020
Happy Place With Trish Andersen
A native of Dalton, Georgia (the carpet capital of the world), Trish Andersen was drawn to the process of tufting as a means to reconnect with and explore her roots. After attending the Savannah College of Art and Design, Trish moved on to live and work in Brooklyn, where she spent a decade crafting custom installations and environments in New York, France, Hong Kong and Tokyo for clients including Mercedes-Benz USA and Vevo, among others. Craving a slower pace and...