An ongoing archive of handwoven textiles for the home and body.
My textiles respond to tradition with a modern lens for colour, texture, and pattern, reimagining traditional formula to make textiles for contemporary life. My cloth isn’t meant for display alone — it is working cloth meant to be functional and timeless. I work with natural fibres like organic cotton, linen, wool, and hemp, which are environmentally friendly and bio-degradable. It’s important to me that my weaving practice is environmentally responsible so I try to work with organic, local, or recycled materials when possible. I occasionally use natural dyes like indigo, black walnut, onion, and dandelion, and grow and recycle my own plant matter.
As a maker of contemporary weaver, my aim is to create simple textiles for everyday utility — contemporary craft and modern heirlooms. I strongly believe that craft is meant to be used as a part of your daily life and that it enriches you and your experience of the world.
For weaving patterns, exhibition history, and artworks, please visit the Projects page or online shop through the main navigation. Do you have a question about what you see here? Please get in touch by email at amandarataj (a t) gmail (d o t) com – I love to work with small craft galleries, businesses, and restaurants to create custom handwoven textiles or products.