I love when Rosie discovers new crafts that I know very little about, especially when the results are as pretty as those created by Erin Barrett of Sun Woven….
Erin creates her woven wall hangings from her home in Charleston, SC. She uses a variety of looms and many different materials and yarns. A stay at home Mum, she balances looking after her daughter with creating beautiful one of a kind pieces. Erin began her business after ending her 7 year long career of being a professional ballet dancer when she married and had her daughter. Although she knew her creative side was suffering, it she simply couldn’t find another craft that felt right or suited her until one night she came across a tutorial of weaving basics online and was immediately smitten. She ordered a loom and began as soon as possible – and has never stopped since!
We asked Erin what advice she would give anyone wanting to start their own business and she told us…
“I firmly believe if you love what you are doing, it will undoubtedly show through your work. This combined a lot of drive and hard work will lead you to a successful business. No question about it!”
If you’d like to see more of Erin’s work, then please do visit her shop, Sun Woven on Etsy. Thanks so much for being a part of the December issue Erin.