About

Shaker Hills Studio

Contemporary Handwoven Textiles

Inspired by the Shaker esthetic, all of my pieces are handwoven, by me, on one of my floor looms, either at my home in the Shaker Village area of Harvard, MA, or at Western Avenue Studios in Lowell, MA. I am a one-person studio artisan, so every part of the process - design, weaving, finishing - is done by me.

You can purchase my work through my Etsy shop, by contacting me at skiingweaver@gmail.com, or at the stockists and events listed below.  

A view of the South Family House and Ruins of the Stone Barn in Harvard, MA 

I strive to use ecofriendly materials in all of my textiles, and particularly enjoy working with cotton grown in the United States using sustainable and/or organic farming practices. U.S. farmers involved in the Sustainable Cotton Project refrain from using sixteen of the most common pesticides used on conventional cotton, and emphasize water conservation. The members of the Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative produce the majority of the organic cotton grown in the United States, and many of the farms use little to no irrigation. Other favorite fibers that I work with include organic cottolin (a 50/50 blend of organic cotton and linen), Tencel, silk and locally spun and dyed wool.

To find out what I'm currently up to, click on the Instagram or Facebook icons below.

Upcoming Events

2017 Craft Festival at Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Havard, MA; September 23 - 24, 10am - 4pm each day. 

14th Annual South End Holiday Market, Ben Franklin Institute, 41 Berkeley St., Boston, MA; Saturday November 25, 11am - 6pm.

Monthly Open Studios at Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Avenue, Studio 520, Lowell, MA (upcoming - I hope to open my studio during the October, November and December Open Studios in 2017, check back for more details)

Stockists

Buckman Tavern, Lexington Historical Society, 1 Bedford St., Lexington, MA

Miller's Thumb Gallery, 14 Breezy Ave., Greensboro VT

Artist's Market at the DeCordova Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Rd., Lincoln, MA (upcoming - November-December 2017)

 

Kristin Kelley-Muñoz, Handweaver

A Massachusetts native and grand-daughter of a mill-girl weaver, Kristin Kelley-Muñoz is an MIT graduate and former attorney. She purchased her first loom as a kit and built it in 2001, taught herself the basics of weaving from a book, and fell in love. Kristin has published original designs in Handwoven magazine, and has sold her work to people around the world through galleries, high-end craft fairs and online. She teaches at weaving guilds across New England and is a member of the Weavers Guild of Boston, the Handweavers Guild of America, Complex Weavers and the Surface Design Association.