FREE-HAND

Embroidered Witchcraft For the Coven by Stitch Witch

Stitch Witch is back for her second Royal Bison! She first joined us in in the November market and she's back to share her whimsical, witchy, and one-of-a-kind handmade patches with you! All pieces are lovingly hand-stitched by textile artist and coven leader, Shannon Fox. We are all super excited to see what she has in store this round! You can keep up with Shannon's progress on instagram (@foxshannon) and read on down below to see what makes Stich Witch tick.

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RB: What draws you to making/designing things?
SW: I have lots of feelings and I love taking them from my brain and reimagining them into a tangible thing that I can share with other folks. It feels really magical when someone holds something I’ve made because it’s like holding a piece of my cute lil creative heart.

RB: What’s new for your line/business this spring?
SW: I have much wider selection of beaded patches and larger one-of-a-kind patches with new designs (including a beaded lemon and 10” vinyl patch!).  

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RB: What’s in your designer/maker/creative plans for 2018?
SW: I would like to work towards making a line of clothing (I also sew!) that incorporates my hand-stitched patch designs in a sartorial context.

RB: Tell us about a few of your designer/maker/creative crushes:
SW: Regina Spektor for delicate pop tunes and lyrics that emotionally gut. Maricor/Maricar for fun abstract embroidery inspiration. Epithumia Rose for captivating multidisciplinary art (and wicked tattoos)

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Fall Under The Artsy Spell Of Stitch Witch

Shannon Fox, self-professed "Gothic Sprite", is bringing us her incredible free-hand embroidery for the first time ever! Stitch Witch, the moniker of Shannon's artful embroidery, started creating for herself in 2016. She'll be gracing us with her witchy ways on the November weekend of our fair and we couldn't be more excited to have her! Check out her embroidery work and incredible fashion sense on instagram (@foxshannon) and read on down below to see how she responded to our Q&A:

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Q: What does it mean to be an Edmonton maker/designer/artist?
SW: I feel part of a community that empowers, supports, and creates space for me to be my unique and wacky creative self. It feels truly delightful to create art in a community that other creatives understand and show up to appreciate, regardless of whether that community is two best friends or a room full of Bisoneers. 

Q: What are your top 3 influences (artists, things, etc)?
SW: Handmade textile work, Elsa Schiaparelli and her collaborative couture with the Surrealist art movement of the 1920s-1930s. The idea of magic, channeling it through a handmade item, and share that mysticism with others.

Q: Favourite Bison item you’ve picked up at a previous fair?
SW: A print of a black cat holding a crystal ball that perfectly captures my ancient witchy soul from Emil Chu!

Head on over to Shannons instagram (@foxshannon) to keep up to date on all the witchy activities she's getting up to!

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