Making A Difference

My mother Nancy was a talented craftswoman: a woodworker, a tatter, a Chinese knot-tier, a calligrapher, a lacemaker. She taught me, and many others, the pure and incredible joy of simply creating with our hands.

In 2014, she was diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, a progressive neurological disease that weakens muscles and impacts physical function. While there is incredible progress made every year to better understand ALS and support those effected by the disease, there is still no cure. 

With this turning point I began to understand the true meaning of legacy. My mother’s legacy was her dedication to bringing beauty into the world, one handmade treasure at time. But she also instilled in me an indelible example of service, of supporting those in need.  

It feels only natural that I follow in my mother's footsteps of artistry and service. To that end, Dotted Line will donate five percent of all internet proceeds to the National ALS Association, which funds research and helps patients and families cope with the day-to-day challenges of living with ALS. 

This means that with every purchase, you help me honor my mother's memory and legacy. Thank you.

With love,