All Curious Fox Fibres products are created with ethically and sustainably sourced natural materials. Everything is handmade by me in my home studio - dyes are rinsed in my kitchen sink, yarns are spun while sitting in my favourite armchair, and woven goods are created on the collection of looms in my studio space.
I look for suppliers that provide beautiful natural dyes, wools, cottons, linens, and other protein and cellulose fibres while practicing high standards of environmental and social responsibility. I also seek out shops and suppliers that are owned and operated by BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, and other minority groups. I strive to support fellow small businesses doing good.
Some of my older stock still includes polyester and acrylic materials - I've opted to use up the remaining materials I had while transitioning to all natural supplies.
Ecommerce has made it possible to shop from a larger community of makers and businesses! However, it has led to an increase of packaging and shipping materials. I have been switching all of my shipping materials to compostable and sustainable options, as well as reuse packaging like bubble wrap from packages that I receive.
About the artist
I am a textile artist based in Edmonton, Canada. A freelance graphic designer, I started my textile journey as a creative outlet to take a break from staring at computer screens and to experiment with colour, form, and texture.
I've always been drawn to beautiful, interesting, and well-designed things. While I was studying design, I stumbled across an interview talking about the importance of maintaining a studio practice and creating physical objects as a designer; this resonated very deeply and was a big influence during my studies.
One frame loom became a collection of textile tools – I now work with frame looms, two floor looms, a spinning wheel, a drum carder, and punch needles. I'm passionate about exploring the role of craft in society, especially how traditional craft practices can offer us a path to sustainable textile production.