Lilly Evelet has an artist’s legacy. She belongs to a lineage of crafters, sewers, knitters, crocheters and musicians. She grew up a maker, and it was when she was expecting her first child that her hands found weaving. She described it in this way; “it was as if I just woke up one day and was a weaver.”
With an ethnic background of Irish, Kenyan, Choctaw Native American, German, and French her pieces are deeply rooted in heritage and authenticity. Her passions for fiber, creating and naturalized living take on a shamanic purpose.
Take a glimpse into the studio of Evelet’s Woven Womyn.
Visit Evelet’s online shop for medicine shields, goddess tapestries, woven plant hangers and more. WOVEN WOMYN
This maker shoot brought me to Studio Habeas Corpus, a textile workshop specializing in (among other things) 18th century stays, locally sourced labor and materials, slow production techniques, and reuse and repairability research.
The studio’s manifesto is a call to the handmade, the local, and the artisanal experience. Likewise, I wanted these images to feel tactile, intimate, and natural.
Embrace the handmade – you can do it, too. Start here, with the Bird Dress pattern and tutorial by Studio Habeas Corpus.