coast fabric is owned an operated by Gretchen, Rois, and Stephanie who bring their creative, scientific, and colorful minds together to share coast fabric with the world.
Gretchen Langner completed her BA in Fine Art and Masters of Art in Painting. Her work can be found in public and private collections including the Portland Museum of Art and the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, Maine. Gretchen turned to designing fabric as an extension of her creative work. She is also a Feldenkrais Practitioner and a trainer of Movement Intelligence programs. Her woven paths of creativity and movement style are exemplified in her fabric design and teaching.
Rois Langner has a BA in Physics from Colorado College and a Masters of Science in Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She works at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, helping small, medium and large commercial building owners reduce energy consumption and optimize their building design to have minimum effect on the environment. The daughter of an engineer and an artist – she likes to use both sides of her brain to bring style and class into her life and to develop creative solutions to fun puzzles. In her free time, she likes to adventure in the mountains on her mountain bike, skis, or by foot on trails.
Stephanie Engel completed her BA in Latin American Studies at Columbia University. She went on to get a Masters of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and currently practices veterinary neurology at Colorado State University. During her free time, Stephanie explores the exhilarating playground of the Rockies. She loves the idea of bringing nature, colors and art together into the home.