About

 

You're a game changer, you push against the system and strive for change. You're searching for distinctive style.

You know that the way that you look makes a first impression and you're looking to make that impression fast, and make it last. 

That’s why I’ve designed works of Art that you can wear, everyday, everywhere.

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For as long as I can remember I loved making things, teaching, and playing with yarn. As a small child I was influenced by my mom, and her mother ( my grandmother). My mom passed on the teaching gene, while my grandmother and I shared a love for knitting, embroidery and sewing.

Fast forward a few years and it was time for college. I attended Messiah College and studied Art Education with a concentration in Mixed Media studies. ( I also have my masters in Creativity Studies) When I began I was in love with ceramics, however, after touching a loom for the first time, my interest  began to stray to textiles.

From 2006-2007 my life was full of change. I did my student teaching, got married, graduated, found a teaching job, and my husband and I bought our house. Life seemed like it was moving 100 mph and there was no time for making art of my own. I was too busy creating projects for my high school students.

By 2009 I was ready to get my hands back into making for my own pleasure. I found a loom, and turned one of the bedrooms in our home into a studio space, and off I went. Well not really. It had been awhile since I’d woven, so I attempted to follow instructions in book to get me started, but nothing was working, and I was getting frustrated.

My husband was beginning to wonder why we bought a loom ( I wasn’t using it), and frankly, so was I. But I’m not one to give up, so I did a little research, and found that the book that I was following was on recall for missing pages. Well this explained why nothing was working.

Most people would likely simply pick up another book, but I was fed up and decided to follow my heart and my personality and give up directions all together, and thus Amber Kane scarves were born. I stopped following directions and started listening to the materials, threw out the rules, and embraced the process, and I must say some pretty amazing scarves started coming out of the studio.

It then reached a point that I had way more scarves than I needed, and people were asking if I sold them. It seemed like a good idea, so I started selling online, and doing craft shows. ( If you’re thinking about doing shows, you can find my checklist here: http://amberkane.com/free-resources/)

My Experience:

 


I've enjoyed creating since I was a small child. My grandmother taught me a lot about knitting, embroidery, and sewing.

I received my degree in Art Education from Messiah College where I concentrated in Mixed Media studies. My junior year of college I switched my focus from pottery to weaving. Once I laid my hands on the loom, I knew that I never wanted to stop.

I also have my Masters of Arts from Union Institute and University of Vermont, where I focused on creativity studies... and learned A LOT, about how the creative mind works.