Maker Spotlight: Loom Room
Today we are thrilled to be featuring Loom Room by Jackie Thomson. Jackie will be bringing her woven rugs to our Portland Fair this weekend at Rejuvenation!
Jackie Thomson is a Portland creative with a love of textiles. She weaves rugs and other textiles in her studio, Loom Room, a name Jackie’s husband created when they moved in. The Loom Room is in Jackie’s attic, where she spends most of her early morning designing and hand-weaving her rugs before the Summer sun becomes too hot.
Jackie started weaving in 2003 while in college studying for a BFA in Graphic Design. She got her start in the creative industry working as an illustrator. These days, she uses her illustration background to develop her weaving designs. All rug designs are original to LOOM ROOM textiles. The vibrant community in the Pacific Northwest continues to inspire and encourage her work.
This Summer, Jackie has been busy hand weaving a summer collection to debut at our Renegade Craft Fair
this year. Everything in her studio is handwoven with 100% USA Wool.
For the new Summer collection Jackie has created two main rug designs, named after her most loved Portland places (The Hawthorne Rug, and the Tabor Summer), with different color ways, and a series of pillows that are adapted from the rug designs. What’s even better is, just for RCF, Jackie is expanding this collection to include some smaller table rugs, and coasters! We cannot wait to see!!!!