Carrie Miller is a textile artist living on the Front Range of Colorado. Her working process and material curiosity are the products of an untamed childhood.
Carrie received her MFA in Fibers from Colorado State University where she was very lucky to study with Tom Lundberg. She was a board member of the non-profit Weave a Real Peace from 2018-2020. She was the Sales & Marketing Director at Schacht Spindle Company, from 2020-2022. She is now a business owner and freelance writer. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US and in Scythia the 12th Biennial International Textile Exhibition in Ukraine.
Growing up on a farm, Carrie was constantly exposed to new life, death and whatever could be accomplished in between. Her time was split between adventures in horseback riding, backwoods archaeology, and whole days hunkered down behind her sewing machine. The rhythm of this lifestyle is the source of Carrie’s enthusiasm for the challenge to find and make tools, learn new techniques and manifest a plan.
Natural Dyes & Textiles
Carrie is passionate about using materials and processes that keep our world beautiful. Inspired by her Dad who was an organic farmer long before it was cool, Carrie has fallen in love with the possibilities of plant-based natural dyes. Through careful study and experimentation, Carrie has developed a rich color palette. Her mission is to elevate artisan textile practices by pairing them with high-end, luxury materials. Below you'll see photos of me and my Dad with my homemade spinning wheel.
Carrie has been working with textiles since she was a little girl. Her first memory of sewing, was an elaborate Christmas stocking kit her Mom got for her. The two of them worked together to finish the stocking. Now, over 20 years later, that stocking still hangs on the mantle during the holidays. By the time she was a teenager, Carrie was making her own clothes and apprenticing at an alterations shop. After high school, she worked with many artisan mentors as she travelled the US. When she made her way to college, Carrie studied art and design throughout her undergraduate and graduate degrees. Below you'll see my very first explorations with wool and natural dyes. And Jan, my first mentor in natural dyeing.
Awards & Professional Work
As the 2017 recipient of the Handweaver’s Guild of America's HGA scholarship, Carrie's work was featured on the cover of the winter issue of Shuttle, Spindle Dyepot magazine.