Erin E. Castellan lives with her husband in Western North Carolina surrounded by an overgrown meadow, vegetable gardens and fruit trees.
She creates colorful, painterly collages using hand-embroidery, beads, knitting, crochet, and various found and painted fabrics. Erin fully embraces thread and other textile materials as her “paint” and enjoys the expressive range these tactile materials can offer.
Erin also designs and hand-looms all erineleanor knitwear. Each item is crafted using quality yarns made from natural fibers including merino wool, cotton, linen, and bamboo. Erin strives to produce fully-fashioned, one-of-a-kind and small batch clothing with virtually zero waste.
Erin holds a BFA in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Painting from Indiana University. In addition to making artwork and knitwear, Erin enjoys teaching workshops at craft schools across the country. For more information, please view her 'Artist's CV'.