Amy Smith

Blue Feet Studio


Designing cloth always involves perception and reflection. I study shifting shadows, notice my experience of wind, follow the flow of water, and concentrate on the colors in leaves and stone and sky. I never quite succeed in translating any of these inspirations into textile. Of course I don’t. And that’s okay. It’s just a shawl; it’s not an ocean wave. I weave with an open heart.

My studio has several eight-shaft floor looms, a large warping reel, a mangle manufactured in 1939, many shelves of yarn, several binders of weaving records, and a wood stove. It is located in midcoast Maine, on the island of Arrowsic. I began weaving in 2001 and have been learning ever since. Contact me at