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 my career in fiber arts.

After returning to Washington in 2017, I’ve since built a new career as a freelance fiber arts educator.  I coordinator and teach workshops in embroidery and sewing with a focus on sustainability and conscious consumerism.  I also speak to quilt guilds about my career transition and how it’s effected fiber practice and my relationship with my wardrobe.

Visit my website at AmandaMcLaurin.com and on instagram for pictures of textiles, embroidery 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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