Trade: Linen Shirtmaker
Locale: Knoxville, TN
"I find inspiration in found objects, whether questioning what the item might have been used for in the past or envisioning how it might be used in the future. It's a welcome challenge making beautiful, useful items out of items that have already been produced."
A thrift, antique and estate sale shopper, Brenna has been a collector of pre-loved and vintage objects for much of her life. One of her prized collections is her stash of beautiful old tablecloths, which she began picking up in high school alongside her mother. Gorgeous though they were, the linens weren’t often used, the ceremony of formal entertainment a bygone era. But Brenna thought to put the fabric to new use, cutting away aged stains to sew into simple, comfortable blouses. Just as she inherited a tablecloth collecting habit from her mom, Brenna learned the art of finding new uses for items from her grandmothers—who also serve as the namesakes for her brand—Evelyn and Elsie.< less
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