Welcome back to the Bison to Shannon Fox of Stitch Witch! We’re pretty sure we almost broke the internet last year when we posted her work - maybe we can do that again? Here’s how she describes her work:
“Stitch Witch is all about hauntingly whimsical, one-of-a-kind embroidered patches for your stuff. All pieces are hand-stitched by textile artist and coven leader, Shannon Fox.”
What was the first thing you ever made (no matter how gnarly it was)?
A really tiny patch that says ‘Bad Witch.’
What is the hardest / most challenging part of being a maker?
For me, there’s a lot of invisible work that goes into making something - like time, problem solving, practicing, exploring new mediums, fixing mistakes, and figuring out how to translate creative ideas or inspiration. Sometimes it’s hard to feel like I’ve accomplished anything until I’m holding a finished piece, which discounts a ton of the hard work it takes to get there!
How do you stay motivated when you face these types of challenges?
The most helpful thing for me to stay motivated is to get out of my head and talk it out. I connect with other makers, creatives, or pals to talk about what those challenges are in an open and honest way, which helps me gain valuable perspective. When I finish the product I’m making, other folks have a better understanding of the work it took to get there and those challenges aren’t invisible anymore.
Describe your current creative process in 3 words.
Messy. Cathartic. Patience-building.