name: Jane Koburger
business name: Splashdoodles
website(s): Etsy shop coming soon
What kind of items do you make?
I have made so many things in my life as I have that need to create and be creative. Since recently moving to Pittsburgh the thriving fiber arts community here has really been an inspiration to me. I grew up in a family of knitters so I come by my interest honestly. All this local, glorious hand spun and hand dyed yarn is just too yummy! Always having a fascination for bags and boxes, I started creating them to keep all my projects in. It is so much fun I am expanding into all kinds of bags and carryalls as well as fiber arts related tools and toys.
How long have you been in indie artist?
Ever since I can remember!
What got you interested in your art of choice?
my need for fun, interesting and exciting place for all my projects
What do you most enjoy about what you do?
I love color and playing with color. And I love the process of taking fabrics, materials, and trims and putting them together in a fun, creative yet very useful way. My bags are not just colorful and fun but really fill a purpose.
What most inspires you?
Color. My greatest inspiration comes from seeing color in nature. Having spent 33 years in SE Florida with a love of the ocean and the flora and fauna there, I am very in tune to nature’s palette.
What makes your creations unique?
the way I put color and fibers together makes each unique piece
Do you have a favorite item or colorway?
the blues and greens of the ocean
What is something you strive to offer the fiber arts community?
a creation that fiber artists can appreciate in the use and care of their projects
Does being an indie fiber artist affect other aspects of your life?
Yes. As it is my creative outlet, I am happier in everything I do.
What is your fiber arts superpower?
How is the fiber arts world different for you today than it was five years ago?
For me, I find it to be thriving and more available to the general public.