My Maker Statement
It seems to me that the more digital we become, the more boring much of the visual output. While the advent of art tools has created a more democratic space for creatives, I think we are in danger of losing the beauty of imperfect handmade items.
The speed in which we can make things means we could lose the love of slow and thoughtful creativity. If we’re not careful everything is going to end up looking the same. Tasteful but boring.
My love of DIY culture and craft activism informs the esthetic of everything I do. That’s why I love raw fabric edges that will alter over time, and items that have a uniqueness to them.
I enjoy using small fabric scraps that would otherwise be thrown away, reducing waste and fighting against our throw away culture in some small way.
For the most part, I just love using my hands to solve a problem and go on a journey.
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I'm Liz Watkin a fiber artist and educator with an online learning background. I've been sewing since I was a kid and love the therapeutic nature of crafts.