Seven years ago, Dani Ortman sat down to a loom for the first time. It was love at first pass of the shuttle. With youthful spirit she travels down the woven road, exploring its expansive potential and unearthing the secrets of centuries passed by. Inspired by master weavers who precede her, Dani aspires to follow their footsteps and carry forth the time-honoured craft of handwoven cloth.
Enchanted by geometry and the study of how colour and pattern behave to both please and mystify the eye, Dani uses the poetic language of hand weaving to express visions of ineffable theories. With an evolving consciousness as the light that inspires her process and concept, she combines harmonious patterns with sustainable materials to craft textiles that can be valued for a lifetime. By giving acute attention to each individual thread, Dani seeks to produce a product unparalleled to anything made by machine. In doing so, she brings preciousness back to the commodity of cloth.