Faculty: Saskia Wassing
Saskia Wassing is a textile artist, educated and trained at Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, in the B.A. Honours Embroidered & Woven Textile program. She travelled extensively from an early age and, to this day, one can visibly "feel" that influence reflected in her work. From Britain to Russia and beyond: India, New Zealand, Australia, Polynesia, and eventually to Canada - her home for more than 20 years, Saskia's early exposure to multiple cultures is found in her love of unconventional colour-pairing and rich textural detail. Using the sewing machine and her colourful embroidery threads as drawing tools, she free-stitches her playful patterns and images onto fabrics as diverse as velvet, silk, organza, leather, hand-felted wool, and reclaimed linen, cotton, and wool. These canvases are then used to create her framed embroideries, soft sculptures, and accessories for the home and body.