Becky Peraner, head weaver and Chief Production Officer, apprenticed under Nantucket Looms co-founder and master weaver Andy Oates for eight years and now oversees the Looms weaving studio. With a degree in Textile Designs from RISD, Becky carries on the Nantucket Looms tradition of producing luxury, handwoven products while introducing new designs and colors. Her elegant creations have been featured in design projects around the world.
Gin and Tonic with lots of lime!!I collect…
Almost anything, if I find it is interesting to me, my collections are reflected in my artwork.Favorite Destination?
London or St. John USVIFavorite Month on Nantucket. Why?
July, it is epic on Nantucket in July. In many ways….Beach of choice?
Nobadeer Beach Nantucket, drive on the beach with your family packed for the day and evening adventures!Style inspiration?
ClassicThe best gift I ever received…
My two daughters!!Favorite meal to cook or eat?
Grilled Shrimp KabobsWhat item in your home can you not live without?
Netflix, I am a binge watcher.Every home should have…
Cara DeHeart has been weaving for the past 17 years and is a master weaver in her own right. She brings expert craftsmanship to each item she produces, and her love of combining fibers and textures in new and interesting ways contribute to her own distinctive style. Throughout the years, Cara has introduced her own aesthetic to the Looms collection.
A good IPAI collect…
feathers, rocks, driftwoodFavorite Destination?
Camping in New HampshireFavorite Month on Nantucket. Why?
January… it’s the quiet month.Beach of choice?
Natural forms and fibers, tribal and cultural traditionsThe best gift I ever received…
A dreamcatcher that my daughter made from her forest findingsFavorite meal to cook or eat?
Avocado toastWhat item in your home can you not live without?
My wood stoveEvery home should have…
A lilac bush
Anne Topham, a longtime admirer of Nantucket Looms handweaving, has always held an interest in fashion and textiles. After years of being a loyal customer, she eventually inquired about learning to weave. All the pieces fell into place during the fall of 2011 when she began her training process with Becky Peraner. A handful of years later, Anne has grown into a fabulous weaver, learning and perfecting intricate loom techniques and fiber aspects while incorporating her own elegant sense of style into each piece she creates.
Americano with extra shot of espressoI collect…
San FranciscoFavorite Month on Nantucket. Why?
September because of the weather and the laid back atmosphere.Beach of choice?
That I will never tell!!!Style inspiration?
Designers from the 60's and 70's and ordinary people on the street.The best gift I ever received…
My engagement ringFavorite meal to cook or eat?
That's impossible to name just one! I Love salads!!What item in your home can you not live without?
Joanna Kane paintingsEvery home should have…
Something that makes it their own unique style. I love seeing how people express themselves in their homes and how tastes change and evolve.