Camilla MacFadyen, Textile Artist, on her new direction for CWAIV

I am excited to be designing for the seARTS wearable art show, Celebrate Wearable Art, this Fall. I have several projects going and we will see what rises to the top to earn the runway spots!

I have been pattern making for new dresses, a coat and a Japanese inspired tunic. I am combining collagraph printed silk organza with linen. Transparent with solid, and embellishing on top with embroidery.

I am deeply inspired by the 19th century biologist Ernst Haeckel, who drew unbelievably beautiful renderings of microscopic, single cell organisms in sea water. I have been embroidering these images onto silk organza, and am exploring the possibilities of adding them to my garments.

I look forward to the wearable art show. It is unusual to have such a strong venue for my more intricate work and I am grateful for the opportunity to create special pieces for it.