about emily wool

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I began seeing patterns in nature during a trip to my husband’s childhood home near the Adirondacks in fall 2015. The birch bark, trailing pine, and plants I can’t even begin to name jumped out at me and asked to be translated to patterns on fabric. I was happy to oblige, and have been doing so ever since.

My work occurs in cycles. For months I drew hundreds of patterns that I was seeing, and then chose some of those patterns to be carved into blocks for printing on fabric. I played with colors, patterns, and placement and am now in the stages of producing bags, pouches, and eco-friendly items for the home. Each and every bag is handmade by me.

I work out of my studio in Charlottesville, VA, where I also teach printmaking classes and show people how to see patterns in nature. I believe very deeply in the concept of “flow” as a technique for finding balance in one’s life, and try to host classes that are supportive, positive, and leave room for lots of creative exploration and questioning.

Feel free to contact me if you’d like to arrange a private or group class, have a custom inquiry, or have questions about a certain product.

emilyruthprints@gmail.com