About Me

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   My name is Courtney and I live in beautiful Denver, Colorado.  I am inspired by texture, color, cultural intersection and mood and am pretty obsessed with ribbon.  The fabrics I work with tend to be more modern ones with a Scandinavian feel.  I love anything geometric and linear and focus on  turning beautiful fabrics into useful and clever handmade creations.

   I am pretty obsessed with ribbon and texture and have spent most of my life finding ways to be a maker and crafter.  In high school some of my favorite days were spent with a friend making clothes and necklaces that we sold at concerts to support our music habit.  As I got older, I chose a very traditional academic route that shifted me away from creating my own work but exposed me  to creative diversity as I visited weavers in Tanzania, bead makers in Ghana and perfumers in Egypt studying tourism in Africa.  Despite leaving academia I can't help but be influenced by the color, texture and culture that I experienced and try to incorporate what I saw into the things that I create today. 

   Finally having the opportunity to start making again, I looked to my own cultural heritage as a starting point for finding my own voice in my creative work.  Scandinavia and Germany has a great history in woven textiles, especially the everyday use of woven jacquard ribbon.  I grew up wearing family vintage ribbon in my hair and having ribbon as a part of my outfits almost every day.  The creation of Kiboko Kidogo has been a goal of reviving the popularity of woven ribbon while also making it modern, sophisticated and fun.