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Saskia Wassing

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Saskia is a textile artist educated and trained in the B.A. Honours Embroidered & Woven Textile program at Glasgow School of Art, Scotland. Saskia grew up in England, traveled extensively from an...

Saskia is a textile artist educated and trained in the B.A. Honours Embroidered & Woven Textile program at Glasgow School of Art, Scotland. Saskia grew up in England, traveled extensively from an early age, which is a visible influence in her work. Saskia's early exposure to multiple cultures is found in her love of unconventional colour-pairing and rich textural detail. The tactile nature of the textile medium is where she feels most creative and expressive. Using the sewing machine and her colourful embroidery threads as drawing tools, Saskia 'free' stitches her playful patterns and images creating a rich personal narrative. Her recent work celebrates the domestic rituals surrounding tea, the history, the china, the memories of connect and comfort of this shared tradition. Alongside this, Saskia incorporates her love of nature, especially birds.




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