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I want to make something for you,

the weirder the better.

Amanda McLaurin is an artist, designer, teacher and master of granny arts. 

After a successful career as an event planner in Raleigh and Seattle, Amanda relocated to Semarang, Indonesia in 2015. While living there she founded the brand Raya Exchange, a line of home goods made from handwoven, hand-dyed traditional Indonesian textiles.

Since returning to Washington in 2017, she’s built a freelance business focusing on fiber arts and teaching. In her workshops she teaches the art of embroidery, mending, macrame and sewing to children and adults.

Drawing on her career in events, she also takes on freelance projects designing art installations and bespoke event decor.

Amanda lives on Camano Island with her husband and their dog, Blanche.

  • retail window displays

  • wedding alters or chuppahs

  • photo booth backdrops


  • workshop teaching and coordination

  • large scale art or holiday installations

  • event design and coordination