A student artist creates fabric covered rooms

A photography student who fell in love with sewing


©2019 Casey Ryan

Andrea Fischer loves to sew and creates works of art with yarn.

A student artist from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has been using recycled yarn to create fabric-covered rooms. Andrea Fischer, a graduating senior, has been collecting furniture that gets tossed in the trash and giving it a new life. She covers her furniture completely with yarn. Fischer says its important to cover the inside and outside of the furniture to make sure it feels completely comfortable.

“When I came back to school here, I took an advanced class here with Cedar which is emphasized in sculpture,” Fischer said. “From there I was exploring how we interact with things that are comforting in our house, just the joys of comfiness.”

Fischer declared her Bachelors in Fine Arts degree but is technically a photography major. Fischer said something that she really loves about the art department is that they let her embrace her love for textiles and sewing. For the last three semesters she says she has had so much support to explore other mediums, as a photography major. Even for her BFA show she will not be displaying photographs but furniture covered in yarn. 

Fischer’s work is currently being shown in the Foster Gallery at Haas Fine Arts Center.