Greer Knebel is a textile artist from Washington D.C. She recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Fibers and a minor in Graphic Design. She loves experimenting and exploring the use of different textures and materials across multiple mediums. Upcycling and material manipulation is the main component of her practice. She enjoys screen printing, dyeing, knitting, crocheting, sewing and beading. She also loves designing print and pattern collections. Greer’s thoughtful approach is nature driven and environmentally sensitive while always promoting methods and techniques that are better for the planet. Sustainability is a constant theme and is evident in all of her creations. For her senior thesis she created a collection of unique garments and fine art pieces exclusively using second hand materials. In addition to sourcing materials in an environmentally sensitive manner, Greer also educates and encourages her audience to select, assess and understand how simple choices can impact our environment. As an artist, she repurpose and reuse materials when creating “new” things as her way to minimize her impact on the environment.