Today we’d like to introduce you to Lane Royall.
Lane, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I am a full-time mama, part-time weaver, and once upon a time math teacher. After having my second child in 2015, my struggle with postpartum depression began. By 2017, I was yearning for a creative outlet, so I bought my daughter a small, handheld loom to learn to weave together. Little did I know how much the meditative benefits of weaving would help relieve my anxiety and depression. I was hooked. Weaving has taught me to look at the world through a different lens. I now see textures and color pallets where I’d never took note before. With an affinity for ocean sunsets and rainbows, I draw much of my inspiration from nature. I love the whole process from start to finish.
Warping the loom and creating a blank canvas. Color curating and choosing just the right fiber. Bringing an idea to life or just flowing organically. Cutting it off the loom is a great stress reliever-literally cutting the tension. Finally, mounting it to the driftwood. I love the freedom it gives me to be at home with my two kids, Breckin (6) and Jude (4), and work my own hours. I’ve been able to keep my yarn addiction fed with the generous humans who have bought my pieces or have requested custom orders. What a thrill! I sell my work at Ten Women in Santa Monica and on my website www.bobandweavecompany.com. When I’m not weaving, you can find me mom’ing so hard, playing ukulele, or at the beach.
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I am a fiber artist. I make handwoven wall hangings and fiber art. I am inspired by nature and earth tones. I have an affinity for ocean sunsets and rainbows. I yearn for the creative outlet and the meditative benefits that weaving has brought me. There’s something about the tactile aspect of weaving. Touching the fiber and creating different textures that are as pleasing to the eye as they are to touch. Doing my art is my therapy, but if it happens to make other’s smile too…Bonus.
In your view, what is the biggest issue artists have to deal with?
Living in Los Angeles, I have to say being able to afford to live here. I am lucky to have a husband who has taken our financial burden, but it’s hard to make money in the arts!
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
I am a member of the Ten Women Gallery in Santa Monica where you can buy my work (and a lot of other awesome things from local women artists!)
Workshops: I host The Weaving Experience – a beginner’s weaving workshop and Make Your Own Fiber Rainbow Workshop.
- Website: www.bobandweavecompany.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: http://instagram.com/bobandweavecompany
Jess and Lane Royall