Mixed Media Textile Artist
Emily creates bold textile art for bold people. She explores themes of interconnection and power. She hopes her work will serve as a daily visual reminder of your own divine, feminine power. Her unique mix of freehand machine embroidery and alcohol ink is the perfect fit for those with non-traditional style. Because frankly, your house should be as badass as you know you are.
Emily lives and works in Easthampton, MA across from a beautiful cemetery. She is inspired by tattoo art, animals, tarot and the otherworldly, and any and all kinds of fiber. When she’s not working she’s busy finding joy in being a dog mom and aunt four times over, spending time with her amazing group of creative friends and living in her imagination. She graduated with a BFA in Printmaking and Drawing from Washington University in St. Louis. She is a member of the Society for Embroidered Work and her art can be found in personal collections across the world.
Each piece is created using a technique called freemotion machine embroidery. This is basically like drawing with a needle. Making a few simple tweaks to a regular sewing machine allows you to sew in any direction. It is not unlike tattooing on canvas. Each piece has a mixture of black and colored sewn thread as well as alcohol ink for baseline shading and color.