Create Whimsy
Create Whimsy

We love to be inspired by makers and reading their stories. We’ve written these interviews and articles to share some of our favorite artists and inspirations.

 

 

 

Valerie Bothell found crazy quilting over 20 years ago and has never looked back. Intrigued by the infinite combinations of fabrics, colors and stitches, every new project is a fresh...

Combining old textiles with computer technology, Hale Ekinci creates thought-provoking fiber art. Beginning with an old family photograph, Hale manipulates the image and transfers it to a repurposed household textile....

At first glance, Claire B. Jones' sculptural embroidery looks like it must be built on some kind of armature. But Claire engineers her pieces so that they are built entirely...

Educated as an engineer, Dietrich Hoecht was drawn to creative problem solving. That proved to be a firm foundation for his current work as a blacksmith and jewelry artist, creating...

With an ongoing love for learning new techniques and a passion for the work of unsung textile artists of the past, Allie Aller creates fiber art that blends those two...

If you happen to find yourself anywhere near Sarah Lovett's art, you can't miss it! Her giant puppets are large, colorful, glowing and powered by humans collaborating their movements in...

Bringing as much meticulous attention to her work as an artist as she brought to her technical career, Donna Lee Dowdney creates nature-inspired visual art with fabric and mixed media....