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 spent every available weekend exploring villages specializing in traditional Indonesian textiles including batik and woven ikat and lurik (stripes).

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 curates creative retreats and is currently seeking partners and participants interested in a textile focused retreat to Indonesia is 2020.

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

  • retail window displays

  • wedding alters or chuppahs

  • photo booth backdrops


  • workshop teaching

  • large scale art or holiday installations

  • event design and coordination




Where I Teach