My Online Macrame Wall Hanging Class is now live via Skillshare!

Monday, August 22, 2016 0 0

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I’m completely thrilled to announce my Skillshare class “Macrame for beginners: Make a Large Macrame Wall Hanging” is now live!!! If you aren’t familiar with Skillshare it’s a pretty amazing site with hundreds of online classes in design, photography, video, culinary arts, business and now crafts! I’ve been taking and loving all of their design and photography classes for awhile now so when someone reached out about teaching a macrame class I was 1000% on board! If you want to check it out use my special teacher link to take my class and also get three months of unlimited Skillshare classes for just a o.99. Enjoy!

Big Things are Happening

Sunday, July 17, 2016 0 0

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Big things are happening friends! And by big I do mean my first extra large macrame pieces including this one which will be used as a photo backdrop at a Bloguettes workshop at the end of July and then available for wedding and event rentals through Tremaine Ranch this fall! I’m also working on a couple more very large pieces that I can’t wait to share.

 

Sareena Domingez x Desert Loom

Sunday, July 17, 2016 0 0

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Model Sareena Domingez // Chair + Blanket Tremaine Ranch // Wardrobe + Macrame Desert Loom // Jewelry Gaia Athena

I recently did a shoot for Desert Loom with my beautiful and talented friend Sareena Domingez. All morning the sky threatened rain and we dealt with some pretty intense wind but it ended up being one of my favorite shoots of the season! Our friends at Tremaine Ranch leant us their space and gorgeous peacock chair + blanket which were completely perfect for the wardrobe we were shooting. My friend Jordin at Gaia Athena leant us some of her gorgeous  jewelry which also matched the styling fabulously. All and all it was seriously magical and I am so grateful to have such wonderful and talented friends to make beautiful shoots with!

Melis Accessories Lookbook Shoot

Saturday, July 16, 2016 0 0

 

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Hair + Makeup by Monica Walsh at Ideal Bridal // Models Mia +Marina // Jewelry Melis Accessories 

The last few months have been pretty wonderful and busy and again I have let this blog grow cobwebs. This is just one of the last shoots I did before it got crazy hot in Phoenix with Melis accessories. We had such a fun team for this one and a completely gorgeous backdrop!

Desert Loom Summer Lookbook

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 0 0
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CREDITS: Models Mia & Alexis // Hair by Jaime Voelz-Leaman // Makeup by Kerri Metcalf // Photography by Tiffany Egbert

Another lookbook shoot for Desert Loom! I know I said I’m only going to do four of these a year (haha yeah right!!) and shoot everything else on mannequins but I’ve been having too much fun with these shoots and also knew that once May 1st hit I wouldn’t be able to shoot in Phoenix for about 5 months due to the intense desert sunshine. This was actually supposed to be my last shoot of the season but it made me pretty excited about shooting so I decided to squeeze one more in this weekend.

This shoot was such a blast and there was something about the sunshine that was absolutely incredible. I really like shooting in areas where you can get multiple types of light and we were totally able to get that this time. I was also able to shoot with some of my absolute favorite people which greatly amps up the fun factor! Jaime and Kerri totally killed it on the 60s style hair and makeup and my two models Mia and Alexis were absolutely stunning. Such a great shoot!

Latest Macrame Pieces

Monday, April 18, 2016 0 0

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Here are a few macrame pieces I’ve made in the last two months! So far I’ve sold one big one and one small one since I launched the Desert Loom shop about a month ago, pretty cool! I’m going to be doing my first ever show with these pieces and some woven ones in June at Pineapple Triangle so I’m pretty pumped and can’t wait to make a few more for the event! I’m also making a massive one to be used as photo backdrop at a Bloguettes workshop in July which should be pretty rad. Yay macrame!

 

My Fav Kale Superfood Salad

Friday, April 15, 2016 0 0

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I’ve been completely OBSESSED with this salad lately. The first time I had it (well a super similar version) was a couple of weeks ago at LGO. Since then I decided to create my own version and have eaten it for lunch almost every day lol. So many goodies in this super food salad and nothing that makes your tummy angry! It takes a little more work than a normal salad because you have to make the quinoa and boil the egg but totally worth it for this perfect balance of flavors and textures! Ingredients include kale, quinoa, grapes, edamame, one boiled egg, a handful of almond slivers and a dressing of your choice (I like balsamic vinegar). After cooking quinoa and egg sprinkle ingredients onto a bed of kale and enjoy!

 

Desert Loom Lookbook with Chante

Thursday, April 14, 2016 0 0

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Apparently I’ve been totally slacking on the blog because I’ve been a busy bee trying to get all my shoots in before May! Above is the second lookbook we shot for Desert Loom. Originally I was just planning on doing one lookbook per season to make things a bit easier on myself but since it’ll be way too hot May-September to do any new shoots I wanted to make sure I had lots of pretty images to share on instagram especially throughout the summer. This one was supposed to be a summer lookbook to be released in May but I had too many Spring things I wanted to shoot and was able to get this one on the calendar earlier than expected. Yay! We will be shooting the summer lookbook this weekend and after that I’ll be taking a bit of a break from fashion shoots for the summer which means I’m going to have more time for making macrame and woven pieces, cooking and food styling and doing yoga. Awww yeah summer time! May is pretty much my second “new years” where I reevaluate everything and plan for the fall so even though I won’t be photographing pretty ladies for a few months I’m pretty excited to slow down a bit during the crazy hot Arizona summer.

CREDITS: Model Chante // Hair by Jaime Voelz-Leaman // Makeup by Kerri Metcalf // Photography by Tiffany Egbert

 

 

Desert Loom Lookbook

Saturday, March 19, 2016 0 0

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Models Solange + Kenzy  // Hair by Theory Hair Design  // Makeup by Kerri Metcalf

As mentioned in the previous post I recently launched a new online boutique carrying vintage clothing and handmade macrame and woven pieces! One thing I decided to do different for this business was to shoot every single clothing piece on my mannequin for the shop listings and then do seasonal lookbook shoots highlighting the pieces I’m most excited about. I kind of went back and forth on the decision for awhile because as a consumer I think it’s super helpful to see what clothing is going to look like on a real human but as I business I realized I needed to create a much more sustainable system for myself. I also think in the tiny thumbnails on etsy it’s way easier to see what the item is when it’s shot on a white background and mannequin. That being said here is our very first lookbook shoot highlighting a few of my favorite pieces ! I am so thankful for all gals and guy who helped me put this together! You guys are the best.

BIG ANNOUCEMENT!!!

Sunday, March 13, 2016 0 0

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Friends, I am so excited to announce the launch of my new venture, Desert Loom! As many of you know I’ve been doing vintage resell kind of passively for the past 7 years. I had really been wanting to rename and rebrand for about a year now mainly just feeling like the old name didn’t fit but I couldn’t for the life of me come up with a name I liked. In December I took my first weaving class and totally fell in love. I started to get questions from friends are you going to sell your pieces??! I hadn’t planned on it but I kept making pieces that I didn’t have the wall space for so I said sure! I will sell these. After much thought I came up with the name Desert Loom to relaunch my vintage brand under and also start selling my woven and macrame pieces. And here we are! I am really excited about how everything turned out and couldn’t be more thankful for such a supportive creative community in Phoenix and beyond! You guys are seriously the best. So please check out the new website and say hello on facebook or instagram.

Much Love,

Tiffany