Over the course of the next two weeks, we will present to you vendor spotlights meant to introduce you to just a few of the magnificent Makers who will be vending at our 4th annual Handmade Holiday from 11am - 6pm on Saturday, December 20th at The Uniun, smack-dab in the heart of Somerville’s Union Square. Next up: Loomination.
Leanne Tremblay of Loomination never set out to become a full-time artisan. It just kinda happened. Leanne studied textile design and fiber art as an undergrad, but went on to grad school to pursue a career in museum studies and nonprofit administration. After buying her first loom, she started selling her work in the Boston area. <PREVIEWEND>She quickly realized weaving was what she ultimately wanted to do with her time and began shaping her studio practice into a business. These days Leanne designs and creates her inspired line of handwoven wearables and home decor out of her live/work studio loft in Lowell, MA. She describes herself as being “obsessed by color.” If a color combination is bright and unusual, she’ll use it! Using mostly natural fibers such as cotton, wool, and silk, her Holiday 2014 collection includes infinity scarves (priced to gift and great for accessorizing your holiday style!), classic scarves, menswear scarves, and small accessories such as organic lavender sachets (which, by the way, make pleasant stocking stuffers). In 2015, Leanne will be expanding her line of home decor offering with even more rugs, table runners, and pillows while also offering blankets and tea towels. Lots of new designs in the works for Loomination, most inspired by vintage textiles.
Be sure to stop by Loomination’s booth as well as the booths of the other 25+ Makers we will be hosting at this year’s Handmade Holiday! Bring a friend, an empty stomach (there will be food vendors!), and your dancing shoes (there will be a DJ!). See you there!