Whitney Crutchfield has been a textile lover ever since her mom taught her how to sew a reversible Barbie skirt in their basement in rural Michigan. Since then, she has been deeply influenced and led into this fascinatingly intertwined textile community by a number of strong, talented women and men.

After obtaining a MFA in Fibers and enjoying the clean air of Colorado, Whitney landed in Brooklyn, and it instantly felt like home. Her textile obsession has materialized there in a number of different ways, including crafting at Martha Stewart, teaching at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons School of Design, and Textile Arts Center, and designing textiles for a major teen apparel retailer.

Her heart and passion, however, were not in the world of mass production and fleeting trends. So, with over ten years of weaving, dyeing, and teaching experience under her belt, she turned my efforts fully to sharing the magic of textiles through WE GATHER. Whether through creative workshops and events, carefully assembled at-home weaving and dyeing kits, or thoughtfully and ethically-made products produced right in the Brooklyn studio, she helps others experience the joy and meaning that comes along with a simple piece of cloth.

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