Lauren Prince: Entwine Shop Manager and Textile Leader
Lauren Prince has been exploring textiles in the arts for the past ten years. She received her Certificate in Sculpture from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 2012, and her BFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. After graduating, she co-founded the artist collective Factory 418 where she continued her exploration of fiber and abstract weaving techniques.
She joined Camphill Soltane in 2014 and in 2016, she took on the role of leading the textiles studio to bring her expertise to a program that encourages the creative collective of community. As the Entwine Shop Manager and Textile Leader Lauren leads the team to practice the traditional craft along with exploring the many facets of fiber art.
Ali Emeric: Entwine Shopkeeper and Textile Assistant
Alexandra Emeric is a shopkeeper and fiber artist at Studio Entwine. Since graduating with an AAS and BFA in Textile/Surface Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology and Moore College of Art and Design, Ali's career has taken her through many different channels of education and mediums. In Philadelphia she cut her teeth as a professional assistant working with Kevin O'Brien Studio, Dianne Koppisch Hricko and Virgil Marti. In her home state of New Jersey, she managed an educational glassblowing studio while experimenting with fused glass as a medium. She has since moved to Phoenixville and is over the moon about being a part of the Camphill Soltane textile studio and community. Her dream is to one day own a fiber farm with goats, rabbits and alpacas.
Kathleen Rahling: Entwine Shopkeeper
Kathleen has been working at the store since it opened as the Soltane Store in 2014. She enjoys being a cashier. Part of her duties at the store entail counting the opening drawer, taking care of the plants, cleaning, making displays and updating Instagram and Facebook. Kathleen’s favorite part of working at Entwine is getting to see all of Entwine’s customers and telling them about what we do. She also really enjoys making fabric pins, and showing other people how to make the pins too. When Kathleen isn’t working at the store you can find her at the Soltane Café.
Krysta Knaster: Volunteer
Krysta Knaster received her BFA in Photography from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 2009. She started working in a Textile Training Studio in January 2018 where she instantly became an essential member. Though a novice when she started, Krysta quickly learned the skills and techniques needed to weave and sew the high quality products created everyday at Entwine. Her patience, kindness, and spirit bring a special life to the studio. Krysta looks forward to learning more alongside the other artists in the studio.