embroidery

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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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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Cats Peek Out from Shirt Pockets in Hiroko Kubota’s Clever Embroideries

 Craft Design #cats #clothing #embroidery #pets March 1, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Hiroko Kubota, shared with permission Cats are known to wedge themselves into tiny spots and generally treat people as human jungle gyms, and artist Hiroko Kubota (previously) translates that lack of spatial awareness into her tiny embroideries. Stitched onto collared …

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Embroidered Sculptures Recreate Lifelike Mushrooms, Lichen, and Fungi in Thread

 Art Craft #embroidery #fungi #moss #mushrooms #nature #sculpture February 25, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Amanda Cobbett, shared with permission Amanda Cobbett suspends a singular moment in the fleeting lives of fungi by stitching their likeness in thread. The textile artist photographs and gathers specimens that she brings back to her Surrey Hills-based …

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Learn to Paint Magical Scenes in Thread in a New Book by Embroidery Artist Emillie Ferris

 Craft #birds #books #embroidery #insects #mushrooms #nature #thread January 13, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Emillie Ferris, courtesy of David & Charles, shared with permission U.K.-based artist Emillie Ferris (previously) has spent nearly a decade refining her distinct embroidery technique, which involves staggering long and short stitches to create textured portrayals of flora …

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Melding Two Crafts, Caroline Harrius Embroiders and Cross-Stitches Ceramic Vessels

 Craft #ceramics #cross-stitch #embroidery #pottery #vessels December 31, 2021 Anna Marks All images © Caroline Harrius, shared with permission Stockholm-based ceramicist Caroline Harrius (previously) embroiders vases with floral patterns that explore the relationships between gender and craft and decoration and purpose. Distorting perceptions, the delicate pieces appear as though Harrius wrapped stitched fibers around …

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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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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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Thread Infused with Scent Embellishes Embroidered and Woven Textiles to Stimulate Memories

 Art #embroidery #fiber art #scents #textiles #weaving June 1, 2021 Grace Ebert “Jasmine I” embroidery on silk organza with jasmine-scented yarn dyed with hibiscus, beetroot, indigo, and turmeric, 36 x  54 inches. All images © Pallavi Padukone, shared with permission Scent, memory, and emotion are inextricably bound together in the human brain, making it possible …

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Ornate Jewel-Toned Stitches Embellish Common Household Objects Made From Textiles

 Craft #appliqué #cameras #dinnerware #embroidery #telephones #textiles May 17, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Sue Trevor, shared with permission Whether a corded rotary phone or humble water pitcher, Sue Trevor’s household objects are all made from the same materials. The artist meticulously stitches ornamental sculptures that resemble common domestic items and vintage electronics. …

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