Born and based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Emilie is a multimedia artist, primarily working in Fibre. She is an Alberta University of the Arts graduate, where she obtained a BFA in Fibre (with Distinction).
She works with Fibre techniques such as chainstitch machine embroidery, hand embroidery and mending. Her focus is to create wearable art by customizing garments. However, she also has a passion for creating & customizing pieces that are utilitarian. By altering one's belongings, they are given a new life and become an important part of our everyday living.
Emilie draws inspiration from the flora, fauna, colours, textures and images she comes across in Calgary's natural and urban landscapes, as well as those found in the places she has the chance to travel to.
Follow along on Instragram @em_macphail.