Margot Myers founded Runaway Press in 2015. Myers earned an MFA in Printmaking from New Mexico State University in 2006, where her work focused on combining traditional etching techniques with fibers and installation. In addition to maintaining active studio practice, she teaches workshops and classes throughout the region. Myers also founded and manages a handprinted textile company, margotbianca.com. Runaway press is the home for margotbianca fabric production as well, meaning that customers can help to design their own custom projects in the studio.
A regular case study for growing up in Portland, OR, Kate moved to Bellingham in 2011 to attend Western Washington University. She graduated with honors in 2016 with a BA and BFA in Studio Art (fibers concentration), and a minor in Anthropology. Through paper making, weaving, and mixed media installations, her work explores methods of visual storytelling, especially as they relate to gender-coding in characters.
Hedi Stenvers was born in Germany and came to the US in 1961. Hedi worked as a seamstress and supervisor for many years. With impressive attention to detail, she has thousands of happy customers over the years. Somewhat retired in 2013, she still does part time sewing and alterations.
Hedi refuses to give her age, but she was friends with Kaiser Wilhelm… in the old days.
A lifelong resident of Bellingham, WA, Hannah Zoe received her BA in printmaking from Western Washington University in 2014. She continues to make drawings and prints, finding inspiration in the capacities of natural materials-particularly beeswax, charcoal and delicate papers. Hannah works locally as a doula and a shop assistant at Runaway Press.