Janine Heschl: Textile Wildlife Art

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Textile Wildlife Artist Janine Heschl shares her life in fabric and threads. Janine creates photo realistic portraits of animals using free-motion machine embroidery, and an exceptional eye for detail, light, colour and texture. And even more amazing, Janine is entirely self-taught.

Along with the beautiful portraits runs a deep passion for nature, wildlife and our world, and with her needle, Janine speaks out for creatures that can't speak for themselves.

Susan Weeks chats with Janine about:

  • Organising an exhibition for Jane Goodall Institute
  • Creating the 'Wounda' chimpanzee portrait for Jane Goodall Institute fundraising
  • Can we try too hard to create perfection?
  • Connecting humans and nature with thread
  • Why Janine bought a sewing machine, and what happened next!
  • Do what you love everyday
  • Selecting thread colours
  • Reaching emotions and inspiring action through art
  • The secret to stitching realistic hair and fur
  • Failure should be embraced, particularly by artists
  • The challenge of making yourself 'do' art

And so much more!

Episode Show Notes, Links & Examples of Janine's work at https://www.stitcherystories.com/janineheschl

Visit: https://www.textilewildlifeart.com/

Look: https://www.instagram.com/textile_wildlife_art

Like: https://www.facebook.com/textilewildlifeart/

Call For Art: https://janegoodall.at/call-for-art-ivism_en/

Call For Art Enquiries: art@janegoodall.at

Other links & people mentioned:

The Story of Wounda The Chimpanzee http://news.janegoodall.org/2017/11/21/tchimpounga-chimpanzee-of-the-month-wounda/

United Nations Global Assessment Report https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/06/human-society-under-urgent-threat-loss-earth-natural-life-un-report

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