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WEFTY started in a garage on a 3D printer and has grown to include patterns, products, classes, and workshops. WEFTY's first product, the WEFTY Needle, is the only needle made by a weaver designed specifically for use with fabric strips and bias strips. Learn more here.
WEFTY was founded by Tara J Curtis in January 2016. She is an inventor, pattern designer, product developer, and entrepreneur. Tara began her work in the craft industry in 2015 by creating multi-dimensional, functional fabric art for the home using classic and madweave techniques. Her work, as well as her invention of the fabric weaving needle and other methods for making weaving easier, garnered attention from other makers.
WEFTY is a huge supporter of other creative business owners, and a proud member of the Craft Industry Alliance.
Tara's first career was advocating for the rights of rape victims. When someone experiences sexual assault, she starts by believing that person. Everyone deserves to live a life free from violence! You can find a rape crisis center near you by visiting RAINN.
WEFTY is an LGBTQ ally, and firmly opposes racism. Every human being on Earth is equal and deserves to feel included, valued, respected, and loved.
Tara lives with her husband and two daughters in the only Waunakee in the world.