My name is Alex.
I am the owner and creator of Daughter Handwovens. I started Daughter with the simple desire to weave, have time at home, and connect with other women. I’ve since stumbled on to a bustling little business that has offered wonderful conversations, beautiful new friendships, and some devoted patrons.
It may surprise you that I’ve only been weaving since about June of 2016. Before that, I worked as a nanny for two adventurous little boys and as an Administrative Assistant for SCAD, the college I also graduated from with a B.F.A. in Painting. Though I don’t do much painting anymore, it was during college that my passion for fiber arts really started to burn deep. Finally I feel like I’m doing something I could do for the rest of my life.
I am a self-taught weaver, though I’ve received much help from Youtube and our local Fiber Guild. I am constantly making mistakes and doing things my own way, but it has been an experience unlike any other. I get to discover new things, solve hard problems, and test my creativity almost daily. This is what I love about my job and why I am so grateful to get to do what I do. Most of that thanks goes to my husband, who has supported this endeavor from the beginning, through many months where I was bringing in little or no income.
Another huge part of why I started this business and who I am as its owner comes from Proverbs 31, the main inspiration for Daughter–both in name and mission. Proverbs 31 speaks of a woman who fears the Lord. A woman who, “dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong,” who “opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy,” who “opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue,” and who, very fittingly, “seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands,” “puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle,” and “makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchant.” This is a woman I want to be. And as a Daughter of the King, it is who he is making me into day-by-day.