embroidery

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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Hidden Mothers: Swaths of Fabric Disguise Figures in Mixed-Media Portraits by Artist Sarah Detweiler

 Art #acrylic #embroidery #oil painting #painting #portraits April 28, 2021 Grace Ebert “The Nightowl” (2021), oil, embroidery thread, and yarn on canvas in a wood frame, 28 x 22 inches. All images courtesy of Paradigm Gallery, shared with permission The lengthy exposure times required by 19th Century photography were not conducive to newborns and …

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Subversively Embroidered Money and Penny Sculptures Question Historical Narratives

 Art #coins #embroidery #metal #money #politics #sculpture #social commentary March 18, 2021 Grace Ebert From Insurrection Bills. All images © Stacey Lee Webber, shared with permission Throughout 2020, Stacey Lee Webber developed Insurrection Bills, a revisionary collection of United States currency overlaid with subversive stitches: flames envelop monuments, a wall is left unfinished, and …

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Varied Patches of Color and Textured Stitches Delineate Expressive Embroidered Portraits

 Craft #embroidery #fiber art #portraits #thread March 5, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Brenda Risquez, shared with permission Brenda Risquez is deliberate in her use of texture, density, and color in her boldly embroidered portraits inspired by friends and pop culture icons. Varying patches of long, single-stitch rows and rounded tufts map onto …

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