Moira Richey, of Long Gone, has this to say of her brand: "I primarily make embroidery art on fabric, wool felt, and apparel items. Drawing inspiration from all things sentimental, superstitious or ceremonial, each original design is drawn and stitched by hand, by me!" Moira started making things of all sorts for basically forever, but hunkered down and started designing original embroidery in 2013. She first joined us in 2015 and we are SO EXCITED that she will be joining us again for both weekends of our winter fair! You can find Moira's embroidery work - and some beautiful photography as well - on instagram (@longgonearts) and read on down below to see how she responded to our Q&A:
Q: What does it mean to be an Edmonton maker/designer/artist?
LG: Having access to a tightly-knit community for advice, support, and friendship. I also appreciate that although Edmonton may not come to everyone’s minds when someone says “arts hub”, but we have so many fantastic creatives here, and if you are one of those creatives you are very passionate about spreading that fact around. We’re more than just a river valley!
Q: What are your top 3 influences (artists, things, etc)?
LG: Objects you might find in a keepsake box, bold tattoo linework, and sentimental feelings.
Q: Favourite Bison item you’ve picked up at a previous fair?
LG: A ceramic cactus ringholder made by Danielle L. Ceramics in 2016.
Head on over to www.longgonearts.com to check out Moira's full collection of embroidered goods. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT! :D