AMANDA WAGSTAFF is a visual artist who uses sewing and a variety of textiles practices to extract meaning from ordinary objects, like clothing, dishtowels, notepaper, and receipts. In 2019, she started a new project, Imperfect Textiles, which is a tiny business that aims to provide affordable sewing and mending services to the Charlottesville area so that we can repair, reuse, and repurpose our clothing and textile objects as often as possible! 

Amanda grew up on a dairy farm in Red Oak, Virginia and comes from a family of makers. Now, she maintains a studio in her home in rural Albemarle County. She also has a full-time day job, and has reluctantly accepted that her art ‘work’ is slow work, and unfolds over long stretches of time, interwoven with and influenced by all the minutiae of daily living.