WildwoodNeedleCraft

wildwood needle & craft

Salem, Oregon | 153 Sales

WildwoodNeedleCraft

wildwood needle & craft

Salem, Oregon 153 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (17)

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Wildwood Needle & Craft designs and creates beautiful, hand embroidered pieces and how-to kits that showcase the native plants, animals, and insects of the Pacific Northwest and how we all fit together in community.

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Last updated on Nov 6, 2018

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Wildwood Needle & Craft designs and creates beautiful, hand embroidered pieces and how-to kits that showcase the native plants, animals, and insects of the Pacific Northwest and how we all fit together in community.

Cara McFetridge

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Cara McFetridge

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Exploring the themes of community, connection, and diversity through modern embroidery and other media.

This last year has raised a lot of questions for me personally about how to live in community. How do we speak and interact with people who have radically different beliefs? How do we find common ground with others whose experiences are unknown to us? How do we coexist with or protect ourselves from those who may actively want to harm us?

I don't have answers to these questions. But I do know that before humans ever entered the stage, there existed the most diverse and intricately organized community you can imagine. Species co-evolving, living in balance, hurting and thriving together. I want to look at my home's first community of plants, animals, and insects for cues on how to approach the unknown, how to exist with contradiction and nuance, how to revel in difference, iand flourish despite hardship. I want to make art that draws attention to the threads holding us all together, to the unique qualities that each member of a community defines themselves by, and to the living monuments of self-preservation all around us.

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  • Cara McFetridge

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    cara is a georgian turned oregonian who loves being outside as much as she loves being inside. she studied horticulture in college and has a passion for native wildlife, biodiversity, and entomology. she has been making art since she was very small.

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