Brittany Wittman McLaughlin approaches weaving through the lens of materiality. It is her medium for artistic expression. She teaches weaving as an art form and a way of healing and empowers artists to cultivate their ideas with an openness to a new creative process and sense of self-discovery through art making. In 1997, she earned a B.S. in Textile Design from Philadelphia University and an MFA in Sculpture from The University of the Arts in 2004. She gained experience teaching at her alma mater and in 2016 she created The Weaving Workshop, an online community and art journal, where weavers share inspiration and motivation around their artistic process.