TOOLS OF THE TRADE
Arwyn Moonrise of Township 31
1. What is your craft?
2. What are your 5 most used tools of your trade?
My most used tools are a needle, thread, and scissors. I can't go anywhere, even for a few hours, without these three things! The other two things I use most are a really sturdy hoop and whatever fabric I am stitching on.
3. Do you have a tool that’s unique, an heirloom, or holds special significance for you?
It's not a tool, but I have a gorgeous piece of embroidery that my mother did in the 60s that is one of my most prized possessions and serves as a constant inspiration in my work.
4. If you could talk tools with another artist, maker, or crafts person, alive or dead, who would it be and why?
Probably Mary Ann Schildknecht. She learned to embroider from nuns while serving a jail sentence, basically creating an entire shirt with embroidery by tearing up her bed sheets.
Follow Arwyn's journey with a needle and thread on instagram at @township31
Photo by Arwyn Moonrise