Elysha Schuhbauer


Elysha Schuhbauer
They/ them/ her
Hand mending

I just want to see beloved things last and be cherished. I make darning looms out of discarded materials
Hi, I'm Elysha (eee-lee-sha). I create functional art with thread, fabric, wood and found objects. I am so happy to have found a niche that works for me here in the maker world: use what we have! the world has so much already, why buy new, why the obsession with single-use? The creative potential from working with (mostly) reclaimed, repurposed, upcycled and salvaged materials is endless and empowering. To me, it sits perfectly alongside building a world where resources, people and planet are treated with respect and dignity. Nothing is disposable! I do my best to mend in a way that will be durable. I especially love natural fibres (over synthetic) but am open to all sorts of jobs.

My partner Scott and I designed and make this cool little product called the Swift Darning Loom, it's made from reclaimed hardwood and bike spokes, it makes darning and weaving a little easier, it's beautiful, it's a future heirloom for your family to find and wonder at, it's our only child, and it's for sale! Ah, the millennial life. We love it. And you.
I fix and break and create and explore. Nature, food, wood, textiles, ideas. Trying my best to do no harm, challenge hierarchies and respect the planet that nourishes us all.
Accepts commissions
City or Region
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Item sets

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