About Me

Lisa Welch received her BFA in Textile design from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1984. She also studied papermaking at the Massachusett's College of Art in Boston and fabric screenprinting at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California.

Upon graduation, Lisa's skills were developed by working for various Chicago companies including Textile Conservators, restoring antique oriental carpets and American folk rugs and quilts. She worked as a fabricator for both Sue Suster Custom Rugs in Wilmette, and Kashan Brothers in Winnetka, IL. She then sold carpets for Bloomingdales on Chicago's magnificent mile.

Lisa opened her first storefront in the Bucktown neighborhood in Chicago in 1992, then a humble artist's village, amongst immigrants. Her business grew in that location for 12 years. She watched the neighborhood turn to gold.

Business clients include: Roxanne Himmel, GSP Marketing, Blutter-Shiff Design, Mondry and Mondry attorneys, the Walgreen Family, Chilliworks & Tuttaposto Restaurants.

After thriving for 30 years in Chicago, Lisa moved her studio near her hometown in rural Illinois where she developed her website and lived out her dream for 5 more years. In 2012, at 51, she was called to Washington's coastline to marry fellow Messianic Jew, Jon Eric Hasenoehrl. She and Jon then bought 15 acres in Northern Idaho where she has opened an expansive new workshop, answering the call to larger commissions.