Craft

Fiber-Based Wall Hangings Blend Weaving, Macramé, and Crochet into Striking Bouquets

 Craft #crochet #flowers #leaves #macramé #weaving October 12, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Alyssa Ki, shared with permission Opting for yarn and rovings of raw wool dyed in natural pigments, Korean-American artist Alyssa Ki crafts fiber-based wall hangings reminiscent of bouquets and overgrown patches of wildflowers. The perpetually blooming pieces blend multiple textile …

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An Origami Knight Equipped with a Sword and Shield Materializes from a Single Sheet of Paper

 Craft #origami #paper #video September 23, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Juho Könkkölä, shared with permission Earlier this year, Finnish artist Juho Könkkölä folded an incredibly elaborate samurai from a single sheet of paper, and now he’s crafted another intricate warrior of his own design. Standing 18 centimeters tall, the sword- and shield-toting …

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Elaborately Constructed Figures by ‘People Too’ Create a Cast of Quintessential Characters in Paper

 Craft #paper #people #sculptures September 9, 2021 Grace Ebert “Nitro.” All images © People Too, shared with permission If you ran into Nitro, Lotto, Sully, or the rest of their troupe on the street, it’d be easy enough to imagine their respective personalities and lifestyles: Nitro is the lax skateboarder who’s always in some …

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Creatures Fly and Swim through Lush Ecosystems in Kinetic Miniatures by Penny Thomson

 #animals #kinetic #miniature #sculpture August 27, 2021 Grace Ebert  Fish writhing through the ocean, colorful butterflies taking flight, and owls leaving their perch are a few of the creatures featured in Penny Thomson’s miniature ecosystems. The Sheffield-born artist deftly captures marine and land animals’ movement in her kinetic sculptures that operate with simple …

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A Massive Crocheted Canopy Provides Shade for a Shopping District in Malaga

 Craft Design #crochet #shopping #Spain #textiles August 17, 2021 Christopher Jobson Photos © Alhaurín de la Torre Beating the heat in the town of Alhaurín de la Torre, in Malaga is an art, literally. A massive patchwork of crocheted squares now blankets the main shopping corridor thanks to local crochet teacher Eva Pacheco and …

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Ducks, Otters, and Other Wildlife Plunge into Water in Intricate Split-View Embroideries

 Craft #animals #birds #embroidery #fiber art #thread #water August 13, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Megan Zaniewski, shared with permission Fiber artist Megan Zaniewski sends delicate air bubbles rippling through her water-based embroideries that capture the momentum of ducks, turtles, and other wildlife as they dive into a pond or lake. Through a …

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Clever Paper Cutouts by Paperboyo Transform Architecture and Landmarks into Amusing Scenes

 Craft Photography #architecture #cities #collage #humor #paper #silhouettes August 4, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Paperboyo, shared with permission Rich McCor (aka Paperboyo) has a way of imagining the potential for quirkiness and whimsy in existing architecture. Using tourist attractions, landmarks, and urban settings as his backdrops, the Brighton-based artist and photographer (previously) …

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Vintage Cross-Stitch Motifs Conceal Common Household Objects in Sculptures by Ulla-Stina Wikander

 Art Craft #cross-stitch #needlepoint #textiles #tools July 27, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Ulla-Stina Wikander, shared with permission Pastoral landscapes and quiet domestic scenes stitched into vintage textiles envelop Ulla-Stina Wikander’s needlepoint sculptures. Using rotary phones, kitchen appliances, or an antique gramophone as her foundation, Wikander (previously) molds the cross-stitch works around her …

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Tightly Woven Baskets Intertwine Invasive Plants and Weeds into Adorable Miniatures

 Craft #baskets #miniature #plants #weaving July 12, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Suzie Grieve, shared with permission From a single dandelion or bindweed, Suzie Grieve weaves minuscule baskets, pouches, and other wearables that are smaller than the tip of her finger. The braided vessels are the result of a lengthy, holistic process that …

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Embroidered Landscapes Capture the Stillness of Pastoral Life through Dense Knots and Stitches

 Craft #embroidery #forests #landscapes #nature #trees July 9, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Katrin Vates, shared with permission French knots, chain stitches, and straight lines become peaceful countrysides and abandoned shacks overrun by moss and vines in Katrin Vates’s embroideries. Using bleached canvas as a base, Vates works with thread in natural color …

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