Saskia is a Textile Artist who was educated and trained at Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, in the B.A. Honours Embroidered & Woven Textiles program.
Saskia travelled extensively from an early age and, to this day, one can visibly “feel” that influence reflected in her work. From Britain to Russia and beyond: India, New Zealand, Australia, Polynesia and eventually to Canada - her home for more than 20 years, Saskia’s early exposure to multiple cultures is found in her love of unconventional colour-pairing and rich textural detail.
Using the sewing machine and her colourful embroidery threads as drawing tools, Saskia ‘free’ stitches her playful patterns and images onto fabrics as diverse as: velvet, silk, organza, felted wool and reclaimed linen, cotton and wool. These canvases are then used to create her framed embroideries, soft sculptures and accessories for the home and body.
Saskia lives in Toronto, Canada with her family and can be found most days creating wonder in her studio with a cup of tea at her side.