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About me

Gender Female
Industry Arts
Introduction I am Anni Schwabe and all my work is under the name Handgathered. I am drawn to all things that wear the vintage patina of use, and this shows up in my work more than not. I hoard, I mean collect vintage things such as lace, fabric, wooden paint-chipped moldings, etc, with an eye towards shabby and cottage chic. White on white is more than soothing to my eye. It gets me through our cold, dark winters here in the Midwest. Combine to create: What started with art quilts soon became paper arts. I still create fabric art such as crochet, beading and sewing, but am also working in metal. I taught myself to solder and have made jewelry, books and boxes. I am married and we have two children. We live in a 90 year old vintage home that we updated ourselves. We are a do it yourself sort of family, and that’s just right with me. Welcome to my blog. Fondly, Anni
Favorite Movies Les Miserables~the play
Favorite Music Pearl Jam, Grateful Dead, Gomez, Tori Amos, REM, Modest Mouse, Guster, JayHawks