Our Story

Wearing my youngest in one of my handwoven wraps.
Jessie, wearing her youngest in one of our first handwoven wraps.

 

Our Story

The shop has evolved out of my love for weaving. I (Jessie) started weaving potholders when I was a young child and I remember watching my mother weave on her loom (which I now use in my home). When my mom taught me how to weave and I made something both beautiful and practical (woven hand towels) I was hooked! By the time I had purchased my 3rd loom I had outgrown my living room and decided it was time to move to a new location! We were fortunate enough to find a very unique building in historic downtown Northport, AL. Shortly after the shop opened, Andrea joined the team! Though she had little weaving experience, she loved working with fiber and had been assisting me from the inception of Weaving Alabama over late-night, warp combing and tea drinking sessions. Andrea is now weaving, crocheting and organizing things. I’ve since moved the studio back to my house to have more time to spend with my kids and to work on more complicated and unique projects. I still use my 3 looms to create hundreds of yards of amazing handwoven fabric!

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