Wanda Gostling, owner and designer:
My career in the fabric and design industry began with learning to sew at 10 years old, then as a teen working in a high end fabric shop in Cincinnati, Ohio. From that invaluable work experience I developed a passion for creating with fine fabrics, and went on to pursue a B.A. in Textiles and Construction at the University of Northern Colorado. This led to positions in fabric marketing in the Rocky Mountain region for 14 years.
My husband, Ed, and I are both passionate about DIY, and so in 1990, with our combined construction, woodworking, and sewing skills, we took on the ultimate project: designing and building (with help!) our own custom home in Niwot, CO. During this time, I was also an instructor at the Colorado Institute of Art in the Textiles and Design program. In 1994 I stepped back for awhile to be with my two young daughters, Anne and Ellen, who now are out thriving and striving in the world!
Fabric Furnishings of Niwot began in 2006 from a home studio, and now I partner with professional workrooms to craft most projects, still taking the smaller ones in studio.