Rowan W. Haug
You reach out. You touch.

Creating things by hand with textiles or creating textiles themselves is the best kind of “making” for me. Textiles are a translator between myself and the viewer as they are in a functional setting between the owner/wearer and the outside observer. Through my work, I explore the meaning we give textiles, but also the meaning they give us. They can add to our sense of personality and style. They comfort us with their feel, their drape. They remind us of the past. They speak to memory –often specific memories, but also that tactile memory that makes us want to touch. They count the hours and minutes in their stitches.