5 questions with Loom Weaver Stacie Krajchir
Today we hear from weaver and lifestyle curator, Stacie Krachjir about what inspires her most, motivates her and what shifts are taking place in her textile practice as interviewed by Jenn Lima. Stacie is known for curating objects and spaces, with a love for textiles along with hand fabrication. Perhaps this is why she enjoys art-making done by hand such as painting and weaving. With a background in painting, she has consistently found a way to merge one art form with another throughout her journey as an artist. Stacie graduated from UC Berkeley. Whether it’s painting, ceramics, or working with natural dyes and textiles—it’s all a way to recharge, replenish and show up for the rest.
You've advocated for taking the time to be slow and giving yourself the time to create and experiment. How has your art practice changed since becoming mindful of the need to slow things down and enjoy the process?
I’m a triple threat multi-tasker by nature, which has been my superpower. However, In the past 2 years or so, I’ve come to realize that somewhere along the way multi-tasking for me became incredibly counter productive and terribly depleting. In juggling multiple things everyday, I was not really giving any one thing my best effort and I was missing the joy of being. Now, there is a certain sacredness that happens when I walk into creating something —I’m less focused on the end result, I experiment more, and allow a natural flow to determine the pace of whatever I am making. Weaving, working with textiles and natural dyes, painting… all of this is my slowing down and my meditation. It’s my reminder to BREATHE, feel, let go and just be. Now my work feels much more balanced intentional and authentic .
Connecting and collaborating with women artists like Hilary, who I deeply admire and respect is such a special treat. Collaborating always elevates a creative experience for me! I‘m really excited to do this workshop together!
HI, I'M HILARY.
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