ABOUT THE ARTIST + OWNER

 

Hey there, I’m Taron Parent, the artist behind Designed to Dream Shop! I live in Asheville NC with my fiancé, Will. I spent my whole life thinking I was going to be a special education teacher, and while I did become that, five years was enough for me!⁣

I started macrame after I bought my condo and was obsessed with decorating it. I kept finding myself pinning macrame wall hangings, but they were way too expensive for a single girl on a teachers budget.  I come from a crafty family, even though I never really thought I was crafty myself. So I did the only logical thing I could think of, ordered a spool of string and started watching macrame YouTube videos! It was incredible how quickly this hobby quickly took over my life (and condo), and it became so much more than a hobby!  Tying knots became therapeutic and designing patterns became relaxing! I needed that release, particularly when I had such a stressful day job.⁣

Fast forward a few years, and I am now making macrame full time! If I’m not macraming, you can find me shopping at local thrift stores, holding the closest baby, or traveling the world with Will. Connecting with other people in this fiber world is my favorite thing - other artists, people who macramed in the 70s, people decorating their homes, people who want to start macrame or just people in general!