Liz Winship, a longtime Looms fixture, began working alongside co-founders Bill Euler and Andy Oates at the age of 23. The self-proclaimed “guest who came for dinner, and never left,” has dedicated the past 40 years to bringing the spirit and beauty of cottage-style living into people’s homes. Although she no longer climbs the steep stairs up to the design studio each day, she remains intimately involved with all creative aspects of Nantucket Looms.
Tito’s VodkaI collect…
SkeletonsFavorite Destination? Why?
Key WestFavorite Month on Nantucket? Why?
JULY.. Beautiful weather...sun and swimmingBeach of choice?
Great PointStyle inspiration?
Bill Euler-Nantucket Cottage StyleThe best gift I ever received…
My children.Favorite meal to cook or eat?
Chicken with artichokes
As CEO of Nantucket Looms, Bess Clarke is involved in all aspects of the company and brings with her a lifetime of experience. She is the daughter of Liz Winship (who has been integral to Nantucket Looms for the past 40 years), which allowed her early insight into running an evolving, multi-faceted business. Today, Bess oversees daily operations and business development with a local, sustainable approach, ever mindful of the community and spirit of the island.
With her experience in retail marketing and appreciation for the art and craftsmanship represented on Nantucket, Bess is committed to keeping the Looms legacy alive and well in all areas, from the eclectic assortment of merchandise found online and in the retail showroom to the full-service interior design center and custom handwovens created in the company’s Main Street studio.
Cocktail- Gin & Tonic. Wine- Chassagne MontrachetI collect…
Hand blown wine glasses by Robert Dane.Favorite Destination?
Anywhere requiring a passport.Favorite Month on Nantucket. Why?
June. Summer has arrived!Beach of choice?
Coatue by BoatStyle inspiration?
My mother.The best gift I ever received….
Antique whale bone ditty box with my wedding date from my mother. And my three boys.Favorite meal to cook or eat?
Lobster sauté from the Club CarWhat item in your home can you not live without?
My washing machine. I live with four boys.Every home should have…
A cozy blankey.
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 bing watcher.Every home should have…
Stephanie Hall, head buyer for the retail store, has been curating the Looms collections each season for the past 18 years. She has also been instrumental in developing our interior design department into a full-scale, year-round design house for both residential and commercial clients. Her design aesthetic, which can be seen in our Main Street retail showroom, has been featured in many beach cottages and off-island homes alike. Her ability to mix and match contemporary pieces with classic cottage style furnishings resonates with long-time Nantucket Looms clients while appealing to a new generation of clientele as well.
Sparkly water by day red wine at night.I collect…
Marble fruit and horn cups.Favorite Destination?
ItalyFavorite Month on Nantucket. Why?
July..we wait the entire year for summer!Beach of choice?
Top secret..Style inspiration?
Steven GambrelThe best gift I ever received….
Antique silver French flatware, a wedding gift from Liz.Favorite meal to cook or eat?
Grilled PizzaWhat item in your home can you not live without?
Outdoor ShowerEvery home should have...
Art that inspires and great music.