Dain Daller and Amanda Speer
Dain Daller and Amanda Speer left Chicago to live off the grid in Abiquiu, New Mexico Eight years ago, and I recently caught up with them by phone. They're both skilled artists and artisans, and the home they built in the desert, out of salvaged materials, is full of unique and beautiful objects they've made by hand. After learning loom weaving at a local fiber arts center, they began producing exquisite scarves, wall-hangings, blankets and garments, and their work is sought after all over the world. Check it out at http://www.warpzoneweaving.com/
If you've ever wondered what it's like to live off the grid, wonder no more-Dain and Amanda graciously answered all of my desert survival questions. At the end of the interview, you'll hear "Baby Wants to Ride" by Frankie Knuckles.
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