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Jordan, Lori

Lori has been sewing and creating almost her entire life. Lori has been at US Sheepskin here in Tacoma, WA for 13 years and manages a production team of 9 employees. She credits her mother, and grandmothers for instilling the importance of the “I made that!” moment that has led to the career and sense of creativity that she has today.  Lori is also mother to 4 teenagers that have also been known to say “I can make that!” on occasion.

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Lori has been sewing and creating almost her entire life. Lori has been at US Sheepskin here in Tacoma, WA for 13 years and manages a production team of 9 employees. She credits her mother, and grandmothers for instilling the importance of the “I made that!” moment that has led to the career and sense of creativity that she has today.  Lori is also mother to 4 teenagers that have also been known to say “I can make that!” on occasion.

Miss Havisham

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I have always been very interested in the inner framework of upholstered chairs.  I love the shape of the wood.  As a commercial craftsman myself, I have always had a bit of sympathy for the woodworkers who’s handiwork remains largely hidden.

 As I finished the chair, the shabby white-ness of it reminded me of Satis House from Great Expectations, so I named the chair for the lady of the house.

I started with a wing chair that was slightly outdated.  I removed all the upholstery and pickled the wood.  I then created panels of fabric with burlap, batting, and muslin.  The backrest of the chair has a foam layer as well.

Banc Avec Mon Mari et Moutons

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Covered with pewter diamond mosaic Merino wool, accented with leather wrapped buttons, this  low comfy bench is a perfect place to curl up for a Pacific Northwest rainy afternoon. 

The frame was built from scratch by my very patient husband.  I created a red Merino wool bolster to finish the piece.