Emily Barton Wall Hangings
Here is a portfolio of designed and handmade, Emily Barton wall hangings. Emily Barton has been a fiber artist for more than a decade working in a variety of various techniques such as crocheting, weaving, macramé, and knitting. No matter what technique she implements, the repetitive nature of these processes is important to her work. Stitch by stitch, row by row, the process is meditative and flows from her organically.
In her work she explores the traditional Japanese aesthetic known as Wabi Sabi, or the idea that beauty is transient and imperfect. The lack of symmetry and freeform techniques she often uses are sometimes a nod to this philosophy.
Woven Landscapes - Wall Hangings
Emily Barton's wall hangings explore color and texture. The wall hangings gather inspiration from places around the world she has been and hopes one day to travel to. These handwoven pieces incorporate the colors that Emily connects with a specific location. This includes the destination's physical landscape, the architecture, or textiles from that area. Some of these pieces serve as color studies. Emily incorporates shades of yarn she naturally dyes herself. She also uses hues and palettes that hold some personal meaning or aesthetic importance to her.