Textile art can take many different shapes and forms, but Emily Yeadon is exploring it in a way you’ve probably never seen before. She uses fabrics, threads, and other materials to craft taxidermy-inspired whimsical creations that take shape of insects and other creatures.
Yeadon fell in love with nature while growing up surrounded by open fields and ancient woodlands in the rural part of the north of England. Nature has always been her biggest driving force, and she’s always been fascinated by animals and wanted them to be her friends.
She became interested in taxidermy after visiting the Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum, and it heavily inspired her art in the years to come. She started creating faux taxidermy insects, such as moths and butterflies, using black beading wire, before deciding to add some fabrics to the mix.
This proved to be a step in the right direction because fabrics allowed her to add new textures and techniques to her work. She kept on experimenting with mixed mediums and later founded her brand Homemade Trap, offering some of her creations for sale.
Yeadon has a special affinity for moths, butterflies, bees, and other insects, but her creations don’t always take these shapes. We’ve seen her get inspired by everything from mushrooms to mice, but nature is always at the forefront of her art.