Wednesday, February 4, 2009

AnatomyofaSkirt and the ROBOTS

Today I would like to introduce you to Erin Wilk from Anatomy of a Skirt
of Southwestern Ontario, Canada. I find her robots to be very interesting and unique. You can also find her robots on

What inspired you to make this product?
I'd been making my robots pouches for a number of years, and they were always a fun little addition to my line.... and then one day I added a moustache, and I dreamed up the idea of making one robot, every day! I didn't realize it would take over my life like it has!

What are your favorite materials to use?
I love using vinyl scraps from my purse making... and I just adore industrial felt although I don't get to use it as much with the robots as I do with my purse line.

Who are some etsy artists that you admire?
Oh, there are just so many! I'm currently in love with: MIXCO, NightjarBooks, woodenapples, maudstitch, fidoodle, portraitsofstumps, pidgepidge, Roadside, sarahapple, sheridesthelion.... I've only listed ten, but I could easily list 50!

What is your process in creating your art?
Generally I come up with an idea and then work out how I can make it into a robot- I make a quick sketch and then go to work! Sometimes I do a bit of research, like if I'm doing a historical figure, so I can get the costume right... sometimes my research is as easy as looking hte mirror and making faces to determine how to convery a mood or emotion! Then I'll get to the studio and pick out the fabrics I want to use, and make a prototype.

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