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, leather, hand-felted wool and reclaimed linen, cotton and wool. These canvases are then used to create her framed embroideries, soft sculptures, cushions, accessories, small furniture pieces and one-of-a-kind bags.

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.

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