Tin Can Studio: Meet Hillary Webb

This past week the Tin Can Studio published an interview with me on their blog to promote our collaborative DIY embroidery kits and the two workshops I'm teaching on November 26th and December 4th. 

Meet Hillary Webb!

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Though Hillary is a recent transplant to Vancouver, she already feels like an old friend and we're thrilled she'll be participating in our workshops this winter leading the Tattoo Inspired Embroidery Workshops.   

We are loving your illustrations for the kits… What inspires you about tattoo imagery?

I wanted to create a series of drawings that were playful and meaningful. I've always been a fan of tattoos, even when I was a kid. I now have a few and am drawn to some of the traditional designs. I see the shaking hands as a symbol of friendship and honesty, and the knot tied to the finger symbolizes the act remembering. The chicken was inspired by Mexican Day of the Dead illustrations and my two beautiful backyard hens. The 'hello' font was inspired by the fabulous typography books in the Emily Carr Library. Lettering is one of my favourite things to doodle and I thought it would be really fun to stitch.

For the full interview, visit the Tin Can Studio blog!