Kathy Evans Design started in the early 1980’s. Always loving fabric and wanting to learn how it was constructed was the motivation to take weaving classes. I drove out to The Art Barn in the rural section of my home town, to what I fondly call “hippy hollow”. The Art Barn was a large, sun filled space occupied with artists working in all mediums and all skill levels. It was a wonderfully mutually supportive atmosphere in which I was very comfortable exploring a whole new avenue of expression.

When the barn shut down for the long,winter, I borrowed my first loom and brought it to Old Greenwich where I was lucky enough to have as a mentor a vibrant woman in her 80's who was a master weaver. Thus began my cottage industry.

While the children were off at elementary school, my loom and I produced blankets, rugs, runners and table mats. Juried craft shows, Christmas craft fairs and friends hosting pre holiday boutiques became the venue by which my craft became known. Soon, I was weaving for the Editor and Chief of House Beautiful, hand craft shops on Madison Avenue, and for Howard Slatkin, a well known New York City decorator. Our relationship refined my craft further. Howard would send me his personally designed fabric and I would weave lovely bed or sofa blankets to compliment the colors in the fabric. A charming accessory store, Catherines of Greenwich, in the 1990’s, put chenille scarf orders in for the holidays. Currently, Abigail deG. Fox, a unique gift shop in Old Greenwich, carries my work.

My goal is to connect with a broader clientele and to weave fine products on custom basis that will perfectly match and "warm" their lovely homes.

Kathy Evans

The Loom