Ashley©Maaike Bernstrom Photography

Named after the katabatic winds in the Strait of Magellan, Willywaw is the design studio and workshop of artist, Ashley Van Etten. Ashley is an illustrator with a background in clothing design. 

Her screen printed work combines her curiosity for the natural world, her love of art, and her affinity for natural textiles. With the exception of imprinted goods, like t-shirts and tea towels, Ashley sews all of her handprinted textiles herself. She creates beautiful, well-made, functional designs with a modern, organic vibe.

Ashley lives in Rhode Island with her husband/photographer/ship builder, Joe Beckham, and their dog Takhoma. Their other beloved dog, Juneau, passed away on May 23, 2022. 



Juneau and Takhoma


Willywaw, a maker film by Sky Sabin Productions