embroidery

Division of Birds: A Group Show at Paradigm Gallery Celebrates Feathered Life

 Art #birds #books #collage #embroidery #feathers #sculpture August 5, 2022 Colossal Felicia Chiao. All images © the artists, shared with permission The Division of Birds, housed inside Chicago’s Field Museum, boasts one of the largest scientific avian collections in the country, representing about 90% of the world’s genera and species and containing more than …

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Bees Wrap Ava Roth’s Intricately Beaded and Embroidered Motifs in Golden Honeycomb

 Art Science #Ava Roth #beads #bees #embroidery #encaustic #honeycomb #mixed media July 27, 2022 Grace Ebert “Beaded Circle,” encaustic, Japanese paper, glass beads, thread, natural honeycomb, local Ontario maple frame, 17.5 x 17.5 inches. All images © Ava Roth, shared with permission Seasons and the natural rhythms of bees determine much of Ava Roth’s practice, …

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Skies Peek Through Foliage in French Knots in Embroideries that Peer Up From the Forest Floor

 Craft #embroidery #fiber art #flowers #landscapes #nature #trees June 14, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Sew Beautiful, shared with permission Look up! The vibrant embroideries of the U.K.-based artist known as Sew Beautiful capture the awe-inspiring breadth of the outdoors within a tiny wooden hoop. Layering colorful French knots and long, straight threads …

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Vivid Compositions in Thread Enliven Hollow Spaces in Diana Yevtukh’s Striking Embroideries

 Art Craft #embroidery #flowers #nature #trees June 3, 2022 Kate Mothes “Why did they do this to us” (2022). All images © Diane Yevtukh, shared with permission Ukrainian artist Diana Yevtukh draws inspiration from her surroundings by carefully situating cornucopian floral arrangements made of thread in the hollows of trees.  Base in Lviv, her …

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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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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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