Jerry Atwood restores vintage chainstitch machines to make one-of-a-kind Western getups reminiscent of 1960's Nashville.
"As an artist you don’t realize why you’re making what you’re making initially," painting MFA Erin Castellan explained. "But grad school helps solidify why.”
Although MFA painter Erin Castellan has spent the last two years ensconced within academia, she’s spent more of her adult life outside of it.
In the midst of the volatility rocking her native Chile in the early 1970s, Carmen Benavente sought to create community with a few simple stitches.
Lucy Robinson and Amy Karr aren’t your typical crafters. Robinson is a custom handkerchief embroiderer, and Karr is a seamstress who makes custom underwear. WFIU’s Josephine McRobbie talked to both crafters to find out how they ended up doing what they’re doing.