Dear Textiles, Episode #5: Interview with Shanalee Hampton about the wonders of embroidering vulnerability

In this episode artist Shanalee Hampton and I talk about her work, including a shift from pieces that people often called “clever” to work that saw increased engagement and people crying at her tables at craft fairs due to the vulnerability and authenticity it encouraged and celebrated as well as what happened when she started called herself an artist vs. a crafter. We also talk about how stapling pieces of fabric she'd hand stitched with messages about love, strength and social justice changed, well, a whole heck of a lot. (Spoiler alert: It led to a lot of amazing things, surprises and growth!)  You can find out more about Shanalee at her website and find out more about Dear Textiles, including how to subscribe to the newsletter and share your story in a future episode, at  --- Send in a voice message:

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Dear Textiles is, at heart, a love letter to textiles. These interviews explore how fiber-based craft practices can help us heal, connect + grow. To find out more, check out Dear Textiles logo by Clarisse Hassan.