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Interview with Wen Redmond

Posted by Deirdre Quirk on May 10th 2017

We're so excited to share today's interview with Wen Redmond! She's the author of Wen Redmond's Digital Fiber Art, which combines photography, printing, and stitching, and all-around intriguing artist, as you'll find out below. 

Where do you find your quilting or sewing inspiration? 

I find my inspiration in the outdoors, in poems, on Pinterest, and at museums

Who has inspired your creativity?

Artists and free thinkers of all medias. 

How do you stay up-to-date on new trends? 

Social media, of course!

What is something we might not know about you? 

I make jewelry as a hobby. 

What was your favorite part of the book writing or production process? 

Making samples! Every time I made one, I thought of another I wanted to make!

What are your go-to colors? 

Muted earth tones, orange or salmon, and blues. 

What projects are you working on right now? 

Right now I'm getting ready to teach workshops that relate to my new book, including a few at Quilting by the Lake and one at the Whistler Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts. 

What’s your favorite project that you’ve made? 

First Light is a segmented, mixed-media art quilt that I favor.

Where do you shop for fabric?

I occasionally get digital fabric from the Dharma catalog, but mostly I create, paint, or print my own.

Can you share with us one quilting or sewing tip? 

When you're pulling thread through thick materials, using two rubber thimbles make the stitching much easier. 

How did you come up with the idea for your book or product? 

It's my passion. I love to photograph, and I love the textural aspects of fiber—thus stitched photos or digital fiber art!

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