As the mother of an adult child with autism, Beryl Bartkus wanted to create meaningful work for her daughter, Erin, and others with developmental disabilities.
Fast forward a little more than two years and Beryl is leading an established team of about a dozen working artists at Ability Weavers, the weaving studio and shop she and her husband, Eric, started in downtown Lowell, Michigan.
Tune in to hear the story behind this inspirational shop where weavers are paid to make rugs, bags, towels and more. Visit the shop in person at 215 W. Main St. in Lowell, Michigan or shop online.
I hope this episode inspires us all to consider how we can use our handmade superpowers to address a need in our own communities and help enrich the lives of the people around us. Who can we help and how can we creatively do it? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.
P.S. Happy 2019! I hope you achieve every positive goal on your list! : )
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