Kelly Wove It
About The Artist
Kelly Walsh • Durham, NC
Clothing & Accessories • WHOLESALE AVAILABLE • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
I am a handweaver who designs and creates handwoven accessories and home goods. I have always been fascinated by the tactile nature of textiles, and their place in our world as functional useable items. These every day textiles can and should be elevated by quality materials and dedicated craftsmanship. Whether I'm making a one-of-a-kind dyed silk shawl, or a cotton kitchen towel, I love to apply my skill to ensure that each piece brings joy to your life every moment it is in use.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
The art of weaving is considered one of the oldest technologies in the world, and the fundamentals have changed very little in that time. Each item I sell is constructed entirely by me, and begins its journey as loose thread eventually transformed into whole cloth. Every strand of yarn is carefully threaded into the loom, and every inch of fabric is created by building one thread on the next, interweaving them to create intricate patterns. I love weaving precisely because of how tactile it is, and how much time I get to spend touching the yarn and enjoying the colors. Because of this, every textile I weave is a pleasure to touch and look at, and is a unique creation that represents hours of a labor of love, years of study and practice, and centuries of culture and technology.