Three Bad Seeds is a family venture founded in 2009 by Amanda Weiss with the help of her husband Joshua and Marley, their daughter. Marley became interested in creating her own animals (and the occasional zombie) so the family began small projects with materials lying around their home. The designs were based on drawings created by each family member.
Marley's requests became more frequent, Amanda's doodles became more prolific and her handiwork garnered attention when Marley carried them about town. At the time they were based in South Carolina where wool sweaters ended up on the dollar rack at the thrift store. Amanda saw an opportunity to work with amazing fibers and began making a small collection to display at local markets. Thus, Three Bad Seeds was born.
The family is now based in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest. Amanda keeps a studio in downtown Olympia, Washington. She is able to utilize remnants from a nearby Pendleton Woolen Mill to incorporate quality, US made woolens into her pieces. Their work is available in various galleries and shops in Bend, Portland, Tacoma, Seattle and London.
They have traveled from coast to coast, exhibited in both tiny farmers markets and giant convention centers. Marley has entered her teenage years and no longer begs for animals (though she does ask for a commissioned piece every Christmas). Joshua's career only allows the free time to create one piece about every six weeks (always a skull, bug or snake). Amanda still doodles away and scours thrift stores for the next amazing wool sweater to transform.
Get to know them a little better over on the blog.