About Me


The origin of the name RainMomma is from my love of living in the Pacific Northwest.  I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and don’t intend on leaving it any time soon.  I am a daughter, wife, mother and artist.  The knitting and crochet work that you see on this site, as well as all my ingrained creativity, comes from a long line of creative people.  All members of my family have their own creative streak, mine typically takes the form of fiber arts.  The more time I spend doing what I love, knitting and crocheting, the more I understand how much a part of my soul it is.

Testimonial Love: “I have been knitting for about five years and never bothered to learn to crochet. When I saw a two part beginner crochet course offered at Make One,  I thought I’d give it a try. I was a little nervous my first class, but as soon as I sat down with Michelle she put me at ease. She has a very calm and warm presence that is perfect for teaching rock bottom beginners like myself. By the end of the two part course on crocheting I felt confident enough to make blankets, scarves, and hats. After this positive experience I took another class with Michelle called intro to lace knitting. Not only was it really fun, it was informative. I would definitely recommend Michelle as an instructor to my friends and anyone else who wants to learn how to master fiber arts.”     -Eboni Frederick-Pettway

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  1. I found your site through the Soulemama blog and Taproot magazine. I love your wood block prints. But what really made me smile was your name, RainMomma. As soon as I saw that, I thought, she has to live in the Northwest. I looked around your site until I found that, yes, you do. We moved to Portland a little over two and a half years ago and although I cannot say that I love the rain as much as you do, I am learning to appreciate it and the beauty it brings. I am still a bit amazed to hear how much natives to this area really embrace the wetness!

    Thanks for your great energy and talents,

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