Portrait of the Artist: Amaryah deGroot

After several attempts at writing books, Amaryah deGroot began making books and in 2003, she founded she weaves!, a one-woman book binding press. Designing book covers quickly took precedence since they offered more opportunities to experiment with fibre arts as well as printing and transferring techniques.
Fibre eventually won Amaryah’s heart and, after learning more about sewing, weaving, and felting, she began making and selling reconstructed clothing.
In 2008, she weaves! was reborn as sew oiseau, a workshop based in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, creating women’s and children’s clothing, silkscreen prints, hand-cut stamps, and hand-bound books. Every sew oiseau design is an original.
You can see her works at Little City Farm.