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Finding Inspiration

In case we haven't said this enough, our knittas are awesome. They're a creative, diverse group of ladies with various talents, careers, senses of humor, and interests. Today's post was written by one of these knittas. Emma Werowinski muses on one way she encourages her creativity.

Enjoy her post below:

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Swapping Knitting Needles for Embroidery Thread:

Inspiration used to stress me out. I never knew where it would come from and I was always afraid of losing it.

This past year, I started Rhode Island School of Design as a freshman. Our first year, which we call foundations year, is designed to keep us busy, like really busy, like eight-hour-long studio classes busy. And because we're too busy to think about inspiration, it appears seemingly out of nowhere, just like it’s supposed to.

Although I was given free rein for my spring drawing final, I knew that I had to give myself some parameters. If there is one thing that I've learned this year about my art-making, it’s that I need to give myself rules. So here they are: 

1. embroider something everyday
2. use journal entries as inspiration
3. use the closest available materials
4. strive to be subtly amusing if at all possible

    Here, the amusing thing is the ridiculous amount of time I spent recording such tiny details from my day. 

    Lately, I’ve been quite into embroidery alongside my knitting. I have no idea where this interest will lead, but, as with inspiration, I guess I will have to wait to find out.

     

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    Luh it. You can find more of Emma's projects and embroidery on Behance here.

    XOXO, 

    The STIK Clique