by Jennifer Amaya

Amy Hoffman-Shehan

Co-Director for Retail + Contributing Artist // My recent creations in recycled silk sari yarn are inspired by lifelong interests.  I started sewing at age 9, learned to crochet while in High School and learned to knit while a college student. I am also a third- generation recycler and volunteered sorting recycling for the City of Richardson Recycling Center as a pre-teen. I became interested in other environmental issues as a result of developing chemical sensitivities after two cases of exposure that caused asthmatic reactions.

Since becoming chemically sensitive, I’ve searched for ways to express my creativity that don’t include chemical exposure. Discovering recycled silk sari yarn offers the opportunity to explore many loves – color, texture, recycling and repurposing, and jewelry.

I am an active member of the GTAC Fiber Arts Group and I’m currently serving as the Co-Director of the Retail Store. If you have any questions about these aspects of the GTAC please don’t hesitate to conact me at