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/printmaker/designer.

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 beloved dog, Juneau, passed away on May 23, 2022. 

Welcome photo on home page ©Maaike Bernstrom Photography


Willywaw, a maker film by Sky Sabin Productions