This week we are speaking with Rachel Snack of Weaver House Co from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Weaver House is a project that Rachel created as an intuitive response to returning home after living in Peru, and the continual longing to be at the loom. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art in Fiber and Material Studies from the The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her Master of Science in Textile Design from Philadelphia University. She can normally be found in the studio or nearby in the woods, always inspired and constantly creating.
Weaver House is a yarn shop, textile studio, and weaving school located in Philadelphia. The goal of the space is to create heirloom textiles in homage to craft tradition, and the dialect between maker and loom. Creating a space where the woven practice is grounded in the idea of growing a tangible language, to regain tactility and a hand-making consciousness within the home and in relation to the body. Though the school is currently closed due to the ongoing pandemic, Rachel is finding new ways to inspire communal collaboration and weaving education.
We hope you enjoy our conversation with Rachel as we talk about finding weaving, starting Weaver House, her new podcast, and more!
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