Owner & Artist
Island born and raised, Claire Drinnan is forever grateful for her mother always finding a way to get her to the local Gaelic College each summer. There she explored many Scottish traditions but weaving and spinning really resonated with her! Instilled in her was a deep love and appreciation for wool and its incredible versatility. She now teaches introductory weaving on rigid heddle looms and spinning.
After years of spinning on a drop spindle Claire graduated to producing her homespun art yarns by treadling an old cast iron Singer sewing machine base inspired by the Salish peoples of B.C. In recent years, she indulged her fibre addiction further by exploring the ancient world of felting with a strong focus on locally grown fibres, even dog hair!
These wove, knit, homespun and felted pieces have led to registering her business Ewephoria Felt!
Claire also enjoys repurposing neck ties, doilies and seat belts into bags and garments to be worn. Follow her on Instagram for more photos of her work: @ewephoria_felt.