Meet the Artisan

Carrie Varner

Owner, Carrie Varner Textiles 

Cumberland Valley Connection: Lived in Shippensburg after college.

Schooling: Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science

A little about Carrie: I earned a Bachelor’s degree in textile design. After college, I moved to Shippensburg for my first job at Hoffman Mills. I worked there for 10 years until their unfortunate closing. In my home studio, I have 4 floor looms that I use to weave all of my products. I do all the work myself from design, warping, weaving and finishing. Most of the yarn that I use came from the mill. I try to upcycle as much yarn as I can, but I occasionally have to purchase some. I mainly use cotton and rayon yarns.

Favorite Season: Fall