04 Jan Laura & Phoebe Whipple
Phoebe Whipple is currently a senior at the Milwaukie Academy of the Arts. She’s a gifted fiber artist, with advanced skills in knitting, sewing, fiber spinning, mending and crochet. She’s completed the Summer camp counselor training program at Camp Namanu, and plays piano in her School Jazz Band, and viola and violin in her school Orchestra. A nature enthusiast, she hopes to study Environmental Science and Forestry in college next year. Phoebe was born in Portland, Oregon and has many family members who are very gifted makers, especially her paternal grandmother Susan Whipple, who is an incredible visual and fiber artist.
Laura Whipple is the CEO and Co-founder of Scout Books, a B Corp Certified manufacturer of custom notebooks based in Portland, Oregon. Always the print and creative expression enthusiast, her work is fueled by a love for ink, paper, fiber, recycled materials, collaboration, respect, nature, and the making of meaningful things. Laura majored in History and Anthropology at Willamette University, and spent time studying abroad in Cairo, Egypt and Damascus, Syria as a Fulbright Scholar. She takes mending inspiration from her paternal grandmother, Evelyn Brian, who was a gifted cross-stitch artist.
Laura and Phoebe will be holding a Mending Circle.