Her process, however, is a bit more structured. With many of the warps (aka what the textile is woven from) being hand dyed, production for a piece cannot start until these are completed. She then dresses the loom, a process that can take many days depending on the design, and begins weaving. For a more in depth look at this, readers are encouraged to watch the video on Weaver House Co’s website: (weaverhouseco.com) that shows all of the complexity of her weaving. Like many brands of this age, Weaver House Co. boasts a strong social media presence (namely Instagram), as well as a distribution method that relies solely on e-commerce. Snack credits Instagram as a large part of her brand and branding. “Social media gives you the opportunity to become transparent. With Instagram I am able to show my followers what my process looks like, what I’m currently working on, and where I am finding inspiration.” In addition to this, she is able to connect easily with potential customers, as well as other artists in similar fields. “I have found many kindred spirits and loyal customers all around the world through social media.” For the young designer, the only place to go from here is up. “I have post-its covering every inch of my studio desk with ideas and plans for the future. Many of them are works in progress, so you’ll have to stay tuned for what’s to come,” she says. What we do know, however, is that she will be taking her textiles into the land of brick and mortar commerce in late June at Brooklyn’s Renegade Craft Fair, something that she has been dreaming about for a long time. She is excited to bring her work offline, and create an in-person shopping experience for her customers. Additionally, she hopes to educate others about how to get into textile design. She hopes to work on a curriculum for weaving and dying classes, and to begin to provide small classes in Philadelphia. While her textiles sell all over the country, Snack still values the importance of home. “Place and homeland are themes that I often tackle in my conceptual work, and have greatly influenced my artistic path” She says that without the right environment, she cannot work properly. “I practice stubbornness in my creativity, and I cannot work in an environment that I don’t find comfortable and inspiring. Home becomes the right head space or the right atmosphere.”
“MY PROCESS IS SUPPORTED BY INTENTIONAL MATERIAL CHOICES AND INSTINCTUAL DESIGN DECISIONS.”
Published on Jun 5, 2015
On the cover, Tori Kelly // Featuring: Bryce Gilbertson, Mel Denisse, Jordan Gable, Night Riots, Emily Vaughn and loads more.