Hi I’m Amanda.  PTX stands for party time excellent, yes, a Wayne’s World reference.  

In a previous life I was in the hospitality industry as a wedding-focused event planner.  Long about 2015 I left the wedding world in my wake, following my husband’s career to Indonesia.  Through our travels around Java we met a host of Indonesian modern makers including weavers hand-dying fibers and working on manual, wooden looms and wood artisans producing hand carved furniture. Their dedication to preserving these handmade traditions inspired us to launch our business Raya Exchange.  Our missions is to support independent makers in Java, Indonesia by sharing their work with an international market. You can check out all things Raya here and here.

After returning to Washington in 2017, I’ve since fused my interests in events and fiber arts to work as a freelance event organizer and art educator.  I coordinator workshops focusing on embroidery, sewing and yarn arts, as well as teach sewing and crafts within the Seattle Public School system.

Follow me on instagram for pictures of textiles, yarn and morning walks with my husband and our pug mix, Blanche.  If you have questions, comments or collaboration ideas, I’d love to hear from you at mclaurin.amanda @ gmail.com


Check out my feature on Discovery Your Indonesia here and articles for My Trending Stories here and here.

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