York Lane Studios

York Lane Studios

About The Artist

Megan Penniston Aujla • Atlanta, GA

Megan’s creates large scale, unique, wall hangings from fiber. Her work starts as an idea or sketch, then uses foundational techniques such as latch hook, felting, weaving, embroidery, macrame, crochet, punch needle, tufting, and dying and pushes the limits of how they can be used. With a focus on texture and form and through the use of contemporary color and design, Megan incorporates ideas and influences from her experiences into new works of art with a modern aesthetic.


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

My work is created by hand in my home studio. I have a custom-made extra large standing loom which can be used to weave on one side and tuft or punch needle on the other. My macrame pieces are hung from an industrial steel bar used to hold a sliding door. My work begins with inspiration from the world around me and is brought to life through practiced techniques. I strive to keep my creative practice experimental, not cranking out one design repetitiously, but always keeping things fresh and pushing the boundaries to try something new, therefore, each piece is one-of-a-kind.

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

The possibilities of what can be created with fiber are limitless. The amount of ideas of what I want to create never gets smaller. Fiber can be constructed and deconstructed. It can be heated or wetted and worked to change form completely. It can be soft and malleable or stiff and unchanging. A simple string can be used in many different techniques to create something that didn't exist before. I am always dreaming about my next piece and the new challenges I will need to overcome in the quest to reach my desired end result.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

I am a largely self-taught fiber artist. I studied business at university and went on to be a CPA in the corporate world. It was there that I realized how important creating was to me. I left my career and pursued my true passion of making art wholeheartedly. I spent years reading books, taking workshops, and trying things out for myself to get to where I am today and I am still learning everyday. Everywhere I go I am thinking about my surroundings and experiences and how to incorporate those ideas into my work.