Andrea impulse-bought her first loom off the internet the year after she moved to the Comox Valley. Having the dual interest in everything wild, and weaving, she began her education into weaving cultures around the world. After her time with the incredible weaving masters in Guatemala, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Haida Gwaii, and Vancouver, she discovered the healing aspects of weaving to be profound. The obsession turned into her life’s mission as she now teaches the foundations of weaving along with the mystical and healing aspects to students out of her textile studio in the heart of Cumberland.
THE THREADS OF RECOVERY
My adventures used to involve adrenaline. Like the time I hitchhiked from Kamloops to climb Mt Forbes in Banff National Park, or when I took a job flight nursing in the Yukon wilderness. In my mind, adventure was supposed to scare you a little—or a lot—and how you dealt with the challenge showed your true […]
Words by Andrea TownsendPhotos by Jenn Dykstra