Contemporary @ Heirloom spotlights local contemporary fiber artists, highlights their process, unique themes, and the ways in which traditional techniques are celebrated and pushed forward.

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CHRISTI JOHNSON:
Christi is an artist based in upstate NY who wrote the book Mystical Stitches: Embroidery for Personal Empowerment and Magical Embellishment'. Her work is inspired by cosmology, symbology, botanical forms, sustainability and ritual.

Check out our interview with Christi here.

SHOP CHRISTI'S WORK

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ANDREW BOOS: 
Andrew is a Brooklyn based rug weaver who naturally dyes his wool to create stunning flatweave tapestries. His work is inspired by particle physics and in particular the physics of light. Andrew's work is currently on view through our site. 

Check out our latest interview with Andrew here.

SHOP ANDREW BOOS RUGS

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ERIN WILSON:
Erin is a contemporary quilter based in Indiana, previously New York who takes inspiration from the world around her to create highly intricate representational pieces. 

Check out our interview with Erin here.

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ISA RODRIGUES:
Isa is a textile artist and educator currently based in Brooklyn but who grew up on the coast of Portugal. She is a founding member and Co-Executive Director of the Textile Arts Center, an important resource for both the local and broader textile community. Through playful experimentation, she seeks to capture and visualize a feeling through her weavings. Textiles allow her to access unique memories that can reveal themselves through imagery or in the tension of the weave itself. Isa's works is currently on view in our Williamsburg showroom and site.

Check out our interview with Isa here.

SHOP ISA RODRIGUES

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JESSICA ELENA AQUINO:
Jessica is a visual artist currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Their work draws from their relationship to nature, memory, mythology and cultural iconography to create beautiful sculptural weavings and tapestries. Jessica's work is currently on view in our Williamsburg showroom and site.

Check out our interview with Jessica here.

SHOP JESSICA ELENA AQUINO

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RICHARD SAJA:
Richard is an embroidery artist based in Catskill, NY. His work focuses on the ability to change a historical narrative by adding what he terms "interferences" through embellishing found toile and tapestries with hand embroidery to adapt their original meaning, thus rewriting or updating history in a sense. 

Check out our interview with Richard here.

SHOP RICHARD SAJA

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EMMA WELTY:
Emma is a researcher and weaver based in Woodbury, CT. She focuses in on her relationship to the loom through craft legacies, inherited muscle memory and the links between textiles and language. Emma's work is currently on view through our site.

Check out our interview with Emma here.

SHOP EMMA WELTY

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CAROLINE KAUFMAN:
Caroline is a visual artist located in Brooklyn, NY. From painting to knitting to tufting, she takes in the world around her and translates it into her own visual language. She lets color and texture speak to her and allows her subconscious to guide the works.

Check out our interview with Caroline here.

SHOP CAROLINE KAUFMAN

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EMMA REDMOND

Emma is a textile artist located in Brooklyn, NYC. Through exploration and experimentation with multiple textile mediums, Emma produces highly distinctive quilts and tapestries. She is inspired by American folk art and 20th century crazy quilts. Emma's work is currently on view through our site. 

Check out our interview with Emma here.

SHOP EMMA REDMOND

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MELISSA JOSEPH:
Melissa is a Brooklyn based fiber artist who most recently has been experimenting in the medium of felting. The imagery of her work is drawn from her personal archive of family photos.

Check out our interview with Melissa here.

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JESSICA VITUCCI:
Jessica is a textile artist located in Brooklyn, NY. Much of her recent work focuses on hand embroidered portraits of women. Jessica likes to showcase the back of her embroideries just as much as the front allowing the viewer to see their construction and materiality. Jessica's work is currently on view through our site. 

Check our interview with Jessica here.

SHOP JESSICA VITUCCI