CraftSanity Episode 150: A Conversation with Adventure Textiles Owner, Megan Roach

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This is the story of a woman and the weaving loom that changed everything. For years Grand Rapids fiber artist Megan Roach has been experimenting with natural dyes and crocheting and knitting. She was having fun with her creative work, but struggling to tie it all together.

AIMG_4263nd then she started weaving about a year ago. First on a rigid heddle loom, Megan graduated quickly to weaving on the used Leclerc floor loom she named Susan after the woman who previously owned it.

Now, Megan weaves as much as she can in the glow of natural light in the fourth floor workspace she shares with two studio mates at Parliament the Studio located inside the old Steelcase building at 401 Hall St. SW. Now she’s producing lovely hand dyed goods and weaving pillows and her signature cowls using her hand dyed fibers. At age 27, this up and coming Grand Rapids Michigan artist appears to have hit her stride.

Tune in to the podcast hear her story and check out my newspaper column about her in Sunday’s edition of The Grand Rapids Press and MLive.com.

Shop Adventure Textiles at Parliament the Boutique – the shop she co-owns with her studio mates – at 120 S. Division., in Grand Rapids or online at www.parliamenttheboutique.com and adventuretextiles.etsy.com. See behind-the-scenes photos of her work by following @adventuresofmeganshay on Instagram.

acshomeandwork-300x124Gratitude: A special thanks to my Patreon sponsors and my ACS Home and Work, for sponsoring this podcast. I discovered ACS when I was looking for a local source for flour sack tea towels for printmaking and embroidery purposes. I’m very happy to be supporting a West Michigan-based company with my business and now ACS is stepping in to sponsor the CraftSanity Podcast through the end of the year. (Thank you!!)

IMG_2498Local West Michigan listeners can shop ACS products at the Red Door, 6837 Lake Michigan Dr, in Allendale Charter Township. It’s the ACS outlet and also a pickup location for locals who want to order flour sack tea towels and other goods and skip the shipping costs. Visit Red door for a variety of tea towels and other home goods.

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