Today we’d like to introduce you to Farron Feiner.
Farron, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I happened upon weaving in college when shifting my focus from fashion to textile design. I was interested in designing and hand printing textiles. I took a weaving class and I fell in love with the process. When I’m weaving it’s my form of meditation and I feel so connected to each piece. The quiet freedom I feel at the loom echoes the experience I get when I’m exploring nature and the outdoors, which acts as a huge inspiration for my weavings.
After school, I ended up in the fashion industry for about 8 years. After leaving the industry I had free time again and decided to pick the loom back up. I took a Maryanne Moodie weaving workshop to refresh on some stitches and started weaving again. I was making pieces for friends, started an Etsy shop and Instagram. Before I knew it I had clients requesting custom pieces and shops wanting wholesale orders.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
My family wasn’t very supportive of me getting an art degree. It definitely affected how I viewed my own work and my attempts at being a working artist. It was quite a blow to my confidence. Once I started weaving it was scary to put my work out there for fear of being judged by my peers and the public in general. I had to struggle through all of those negative feelings and trust my instincts.
Now, my family is very supportive of me. Without any risks, there are no rewards right?
Please tell us about Loom Crush by Farron Feiner.
I create weavings that attempt to evoke the spirit of mother nature and at the same time have some POP to them. I also aim to display the beauty of the natural fibers texture and compose wonderful color pallets.
I have, and am still, developing my own personal style, with every weaving I attempt to challenge myself to push that style. It’s easy to get caught up in the technical process of weaving and end up creating similar pieces, so I try to make sure you know a Farron Feiner weaving when you see it!
My landscape pieces are my most requested style for custom weavings and they are definitively my distinctive style, but I’ve also been experimenting with the use of portals and representative forms.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My Grandpa had a Netsuke collection. When I would visit he would pull a couple out of the display cases and show me the carved intricacies and tell me the story behind the carving.
- Website: farronfeiner.com (coming soon)
- Phone: 5626884552
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @farronfeiner
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LoomCrush/
- Twitter: @farronfeiner
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