About Wild Onion Creation’s Artist, Heather Freeman
Celebrating the Details of our Wild Places with Nature-Inspired Textiles
Hi! I’m so glad you’ve stopped in. I’m Heather Freeman, a textile artist using my photography, sewing, and design skills to create art inspired by nature. I love working with textile prints of my Eastern Sierra photography, crafting them into ready to hang canvases, cuddly-soft minky pillows, and luxurious art scarves.
My secret formula is Nature Photography + Fabric + Me = Art that any outdoor enthusiast is sure to love!
The desire to make special, unique gifts for my family is how I started Wild Onion Creations. Feeling that things off the shelf of big box stores didn’t quite say it, I decided to make tote bags personalized with their initials. And while those were cool and useful, I just wanted something more meaningful. Having loved photography since forever, I wondered if I could get my pictures on the fabric, and then make bags…. So the experiments began. And ultimately, I pulled it off, creating one of a kind pieces of art with special photos!
While I’m not currently making bags (they take sooo much time and my family has plenty!), I am creating pillow from super-cozy minky fabric (what baby blankets are made from) with details like hidden zippers and piping. I also design scarves with my nature photos – how fun it is to wrap a display of wildflowers or a stormy Mono Lake around me! And newest in my collection are canvases made from textile prints ready to hang. To be the first to see my newest artwork, drop your email here.
With a background in architecture, graphic design, and marketing, my art continues to sharpen my designer eye and keeps my creativity flowing. I grew up in Southern California and moved to Bishop, California, in 2006 to enjoy more outdoor recreation and nature, and discovered this suits me much better. The outdoor lifestyle has become a huge part of my life and my work, as 2020 has made painfully obvious (with pandemic quarantine, wildfire smoke, and land closures limiting outdoor activities).
When not creating or photographing, you’re likely to find me riding bikes somewhere in the Eastern Sierra. I’ve been especially obsessed with gravel biking lately, a fun way to explore the many dirt roads in the area while getting fresh air (other than during wildfire season) and exercise.
Why Wild Onion…
In case you’re wondering, my business is named Wild Onion Creations because finding wild onions while exploring the outdoors has been a thrill for me, especially when they are blooming. Super easy to pass by if you aren’t paying close attention, but the purple blossoms on the pungent stems add such a punch of detail. I like to bring that level of attention to detail to my work and hope my art becomes the special treasures for you and your loved ones.
Feel free to browse around and enjoy my latest Eastern Sierra photography and artwork the photos turn into. Check out where you can find my work below. And drop me a line! I’d love to hear how you choose just the right gift for the outdoor enthusiasts in your life.
Thank you for visiting Wild Onion Creations today!
Where to Find Wild Onion Creations
Look for my Eastern Sierra textile artwork and stationery at the following Eastern Sierra retailers:
- Spellbinder Books
- Inyo Council for the Arts
- Mono Arts Council
- Bishop Chamber of Commerce’s Visitor Center
- Nuts n Twigs