Bradie Hansen is a fiber crafter and artist, as well as a psychologist. She was raised in northern New Jersey and Southwest Florida, and came to Vermont in 1996 to go to graduate school at St. Michael’s College. Vermont became her home after that. Always having some knitting project going, in 2011/2012, she started crocheting, then spinning wool, and then weaving. She’s taught fiber art classes at the Shelburne Community School and is passionate about making fiber art accessible to all people. She is excited to work with students on all things wild and wooly and textured on handlooms, rigid heddle looms, circular looms and anything else that provides support to a warp. Shelburne Craft School has been a place Bradie’s wanted to be for years after seeing her children enjoy the space so much. A student of Lausanne Allen’s, Bradie loves floor loom weaving, too, and will be around to help students with their projects.
Bradie’s current work is both on her floor loom and on “found” looms, like those made out of driftwood and one made out of a wooden door pane. She’s also compiling a series of tapestry weavings and other handwork pictures that will become a shawl depicting “golden moments” in her life, a project as part of her Weaving a Life © journey.