Hi and thanks for stopping by! My name is Katie Oberton, and I am the founder and creative behind West Ash Designs. What started as a love of tapestry weaving as evolved into functional handwoven textiles for you and your home.
My goals are to create and share beautiful, well-made goods and accessories. My work is all handmade by me, from my home in Minneapolis, MN. Weaving is a century old craft that takes time. Due to the slowness of the process, my work takes time to create. All of my work is one of a kind or made in small batches to ensure unique work. I hope you enjoy the pieces as much as I do.
Story Behind the Name
When I started weaving, my mom told me she had a loom that my grandpa made for her in the 70's. She gave me that loom, and the weaving that was still on it from the 70's :) As a way to honor my grandparents, my mom, and their creativity, I named my shop West Ash Designs after the street they used to live on, West Ash Street.
Learn more about my weaving journey here
I use natural materials and work toward limiting the waste I create in my business. It is important to me that I am not creating more waste in the world, and that I am responsible with my materials.
Due to the fragile nature of woven goods, sometimes things can happen to your item. If for some reason something undesirable has happened to your woven good, please email and we can chat about how to resolve the issue.
photo by www.sarahhrudka.com