I am a maker to my core. I’ve been making things since I can remember. Give me an idea, describe a product you need, show me a picture - chances are, I can figure out a way to make it.
I learned to knit sitting between my great grandmother’s legs when I was six. My mother taught me to sew when I was ten. Growing up, we weren’t poor, but like most Maine families - we were one accident or medical mishap away from being in trouble monetarily. It was always engrained in me that “we’re not going to buy that, because we can make it ourselves”. Which when you think about it, is so incredibly empowering and self sufficient - to have the ability and confidence to make something yourself, because you can.
Now, I am so fortunate to stay at home with my two year old daughter, and create things. I started working with cotton rope on a whim about three years ago, and people started noticing. Taking something you throw on a hook in a shed, and making it into a useful, and beautiful piece is still so exciting to me. Sewing rope in circles is calming, a bit hypnotic and gives me time to sit quietly and think big thoughts.
I am a one woman show over here - I dye all the rope, sew up all the rope, tag finished product, and ship everything! I work in my in-home studio space, among the Coastal Mountains in Lincolnville, Maine.
Lauren Beveridge, Owner and Maker of Scout + Bean