Meet Becky Brown
I grew up in a typical 1960’s-1970’s home. Dad worked at Kennedy Space Center and Mom stayed at home taking care of me, my sister, our dog and our home. Mom also started me on my lifelong love of fiber arts. At a young age I learned cross-stitch, crewel embroidery, needlepoint, sewing, crochet and knitting (although I have to admit that knitting was my least favorite). Starting in middle school I made all of my own clothes. Mom was forward thinking and encouraged us to excel in school, especially in math and science. I spent most of my adult life working in technical fields (CNC programming, CAD drafting, and software support for a major corporation). While working, I married my high-school sweetheart and we raised two beautiful children.
All my adult life I continued to pursue fiber arts, mostly counted cross-stitch and quilting. However, artistically something seemed to be missing. About ten years ago I stumbled upon weaving, and it’s like a whole new world opened up. There is so much to try with different color combinations, materials, and textures. No longer am I following someone else’s patterns, but I’m going in my own direction. It’s just so much fun!
I weave on a variety of different looms ranging in size from small hand-held looms to large floor looms. The materials that I weave with range from fine yarns for coasters and bookmarks, to strips of fabric for rugs and tote bags. I also like to add non-fiber materials like wood, stone, and metal to woven wall art.