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August 28, 2016
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As a deeply committed homesteader in North Carolina, Jessica Green’s weaving business is truly homegrown. Green spins wool from the sheep she raises and forages for natural plant dyes before designing and weaving her modern version of traditional textiles.

The artist/designer: Green grew up in Austin, Texas, and graduated from Bennington College in Vermont. It wasn’t until after college that she started weaving, learning the craft through a series of traditional apprenticeships. Drawn to southern Appalachia because of its deep craft history, Green started A Little Weather in Sandy Mush (just north of Asheville) in 2013.

The goods: Handwoven home goods, including coverlets, pillows and wall hangings influenced by colonial American textiles, Scandinavian designs.

What’s popular: Fireside Blanket in Indigo and Poppy ($748). Also everyday cloths in a range of indigo variations ($39).

Other favorites: Framed pieces, including overshot drawings ($288); woven paintings ($1,200); and smaller woven paintings ($350 to 500).

Claim to fame: Featured in the American Craft Council and Garden & Gun magazines.

What’s new: Baby blankets ($280) and Green’s first solo exhibition at the Bradbury Art Museum in Arkansas in the spring of 2017.

Where to buy: www.alittleweather.com

 

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