Craft

A Cast of Felted Food, Animals, and Other Characters by Manooni Exude Joy and Goodwill

 Craft Food #felt #sculpture #Ukraine May 24, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Manooni, shared with permission Olha and Hanna Dovhan (previously) are the creative minds behind the adorable felt sculptures of Manooni. Whimsical and endlessly cheerful, the small family units, pairs of pears, and coupled avocados are needle felted with wool and finished …

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A Vibrant Coral Ecosystem of Thousands of Crocheted Sculptures Confronts the Climate Crisis

 Art Craft Science #climate crisis #coral #crochet #fiber art #sculpture May 12, 2022 Grace Ebert Detail of “Baden-Baden Satellite Reef.” All images courtesy of Museum Frieder Burda, shared with permission A new report released this week by an Australian agency says that the 1,400-mile Great Barrier Reef has undergone its sixth mass bleaching. About …

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Curious Squirrels and Rambunctious Hares Form a Miniature Menagerie of Felted Wildlife

 Craft Illustration #animals #birds #felt #found objects #miniature #sculpture May 4, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Simon Brown, shared with permission From a shy baby fox to toads donning crowns, the felted miniatures crafted by Simon Brown and Katie Corrigan are adorable, whimsical renditions of forest creatures. The Northumbria, U.K.-based creative duo transforms thick …

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Spikes, Rusted Wire, and Scissors Bind Shattered Porcelain Sculptures by Glen Taylor

 Art Craft #dinnerware #found objects #metal #porcelain #sculpture April 20, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Glen Taylor, shared with permission A visual metaphor for imperfection and the possibilities of repair, the porcelain sculptures created by Ohio-based artist Glen Taylor (previously) are steeped in contrast. Soldered spikes confront the gilded, floral designs on a …

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Embroidery Adds Textured Narratives to the Subjects of Flore Gardner’s Stitched Photographs

 Art Craft History Photography #embroidery #found photographs #thread April 14, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Flore Gardner, shared with permission With a background in medicine, Edinburgh-based artist Flore Gardner fosters a creative practice that explores the body and its untapped potential. She works in an array of mediums from printmaking and ink-based illustrations …

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A Collection of Paper Sculptures Studies the Wild Diversity of 88 Different Bat Species

 Craft #animals #bats #paper #sculpture April 12, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Guardabosques, shared with permission Evoking the biological illustrations of Ernst Haeckel (previously) and photographic portraits of Merlin Tuttle, an ongoing project explores the incredible diversity of bats through geometric paper sculptures. Juan Nicolás Elizalde, who is half of the creative team …

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Skeletal Lace Patterns Define the Copper Wire Vessels of Artist Suzanne Shafer-Wilson

 Art Craft #lace #metal #miniature #sculpture #vessels #wire April 7, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Suzanne Shafer-Wilson, shared with permission At once malleable in material and secure in shape, the vessels that comprise Suzanne Shafer-Wilson’s body of work are intricate studies of texture, pattern, and space. The Illinois-based artist loops and twists lengths …

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Classic Cartoons Suspend Tense Moments of Sabotage in Embroidery

 Art Craft #cartoons #embroidery #humor #pop culture #thread April 5, 2022 Grace Ebert “Performance Anxiety.” All images © Peter Frederiksen, shared with permission From Looney Tunes and Mickey Mouse to The Simpsons, cartoons have a long history of imagining the most ridiculous, chaotic moments possible and dramatizing them into absurdity. The animated characters and …

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Rainbow Tapestries by Judit Just Layer Cut and Woven Yarns into Textured Patches

 Art Craft #tapestry #textiles #yarn March 31, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Judit Just, shared with permission Asheville-based artist Judit Just of jujujust (previously) transforms twisted ropes, skeins of cotton, and plush, carpet-like tufts into roving, abstract tapestries. Suspended from skinny wooden dowels painted to match their hanging counterparts, the sculptural textiles tend …

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Sinuous Tentacles and Intricate Spider Legs Sprout from Glass Symphony’s Miniature Creatures

 Craft #animals #glass #miniature #octopus March 24, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Glass Symphony, shared with permission Kyiv-based artist Nikita Drachuk (previously) is behind a delicate menagerie of translucent octopuses, striped spiders, and mottled slugs exquisitely crafted in glass. Elaborately shaped with curling tentacles and segmented legs, the miniature creatures are the product …

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