Amanda Robinette

As an environmental science graduate, Amanda Robinette became interested in the historical Japanese practice of sakiori (rag-weaving) through her interests in recycling and frugality in weaving materials. She developed Western Sakiori to honor this tradition by using locally available materials to make fabrics that are beautiful and useful by current standards. The object of her weaving with rags is to create something as good as or better than the original textile in the historical practice used by Japanese peasants who sought to preserve the most desirable properties of the cotton rags available.

Amanda is the author of Weaving Western Sakiori (Stackpole, 2018) and several articles in Handwoven magazine.