The Town Framery

Missy Steffey

Missy is from Knoxville and lived in Fountain City until moving to Farragut in 1992. She has a degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Tennessee. After her children were born, she chose to be a stay-at-home-mom. She and her husband, Wayne, have two children, Shawn and Brianna. She was first introduced to sweet grass baskets while visiting Charleston, South Carolina, but when she saw pine needle baskets, she became impressed by the similarities and began learning pine needle basketry. For 8 years now, Missy has learned to weave pine needle baskets from basketry classes, online groups and lot of practice.