About the Artist
Hello! Thank you so much for checking out my art!
My name is Rebecca Hesselink and I am a fiber artist based out of Philadelphia. After spending most of my life drawing and painting, I switched to fiber art 3 years ago and could not stop. I love making a living thru creating and feel so fulfilled expressing myself with fiber art.
Before pursuing full time art, I was working as an Outward Bound instructor leading canoe, kayak, and backpacking expeditions. My love for the outdoors shows up in my work through my landscape style wall hangings, as well as the organic shapes and natural color ways that happen throughout my pieces.
I try to weave intuitively. I will lay out some colors for inspiration and then I will let myself get completely immersed in the weaving.
For my fashion items, I use a similar weaving technique to my wall hangings, and then put the weaving through a wet felting process in order to make it a durable workable material. I love creating trendy wearable items while using an extremely traditional technique in the creation process.
As i continue to grow, I want to continue to work with sustainable materials, make things for every body, and promote slow fashion and conscious consumerism!
Please feel free to reach out with any questions, I’d like to be as transparent as possible about sourcing, time, and what goes on behind the scenes in my life!