Bradie Hansen is a fiber crafter, artist, author and 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.
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. Bridging her loves of psychology and handcrafting, Bradie is compiling a series of tapestry weavings and other handwork pictures that will become a shawl depicting “golden moments” in her life, a project part of her Weaving a Life © journey. She is also the co-author of The Long Grief Journey which is about long-term and unresolved grief.