Megan Nilsson

BFA - Creative Technologies | Sterling, VA

Closeness is difficult for me. I am struggling to find my footing in intimacy; in self-acceptance, and in allowing myself to find comfort when it is a reflex to deny it. I am still learning about myself, and it is terrifying, and fascinating, and always going to continue, onwards. 


My work is composed of hand-woven, hand-dyed fibers, created on a loom that I have constructed from a recycled picture frame and nails. These woven fibers are evidence of a long, imperfect process, and each color is unique, dyed in very small individual batches. The materials chosen
to dye fiber with is a result of experimentation and research on which organic materials create the most vibrant colors.

Megan Nilsson

© 2020 by Virginia Tech School of Visual Arts


coffee, wine, blueberries, blackberries, black beans, turmeric, onion skins, strawberries, matcha, linen, cotton yarn, wood, wood stain from vinegar and steel wool 43.5" x 1.5" x 33"