EMBROIDERY

Shakirra Rees giveaway winner announced!

Shakirra Rees giveaway winner announced!

    Congratulations @xeniaalcazar !   We are pleased to announce you are the winner of our giveaway competition for the above Shakirra Rees hand embroidered heart tee! Shakirra will be in touch soon.   A huge thanks to everyone who entered, we appreciate your […]

Justyna Wołodkiewicz Sculptural Embroidery

Justyna Wołodkiewicz Sculptural Embroidery

As you well know I’m a big fan of abstraction in embroidery, and Justyna Wołodkiewicz is one artist who’s smashing it in the abstract embroidery world right now. Her tightly embroidered alien landscapes (that’s how I see them anyway) are made with a mix of […]

Damselfrau | Magnhild Kennedy Masks

Damselfrau | Magnhild Kennedy Masks

I have not one, but two masquerade balls to go to this year so I’ve been planning costumes like mad – I’m thinking a multi-coloured, over-the-top, beaded and embroidered floral mask/headdress thingy with tassels and possibly Pom Poms? I realise this is incredibly ambitious; it […]

Plastic Bag Embroidery – Josh Blackwell/Nicoletta Daríta de la Brown

Plastic Bag Embroidery – Josh Blackwell/Nicoletta Daríta de la Brown

A while back I came across these amazing floral-embroidered plastic bags via Pinterest, and without doing any actual research I let the caption tell me they were by artist Josh Blackwell, who also works with plastic bags. I now know that these are actually the […]

Chinese-American Identity Explored through Embroidery: Jessica So Ren Tang

Chinese-American Identity Explored through Embroidery: Jessica So Ren Tang

  I’ve recently discovered the incredible work of Chinese-American artist Jessica So Ren Tang. She currently has two bodies of work which both explore the multi-dualism in Asian-American identity. Her first series is sculpture based, and involves embroidered replicas of Chinese-American objects such as take […]

Fleshy fiber sculptures by Lorenzo Nanni

Fleshy fiber sculptures by Lorenzo Nanni

Just look at these fiber sculptures by Lorenzo Nanni! I am repulsed yet captivated. The skill and innovation in these works is truly impressive. There are a lot of fiber artists out there who’s works create a juxtaposition between the traditional and acceptable ‘feminine’ medium […]

Emily Barletta Interview

Emily Barletta Interview

    I am absolutely in love with the work of New York based artist Emily Barletta. Her abstract patterns sewn onto paper blur the boundaries between drawing and stitching, while her crochet works are surreal sculptural forms that almost seem like living matter; coral […]

10 Embroidery Artists on Instagram You Need to Follow

10 Embroidery Artists on Instagram You Need to Follow

First of all I wanted to thank those of you who voted for your favourite embroidery artists, I really didn’t expect so many comments! I have  discovered loads of incredible artists I’d never heard of before, so thank you! There are a lot of great […]

Munira Alimukhamedova Blackwork

Munira Alimukhamedova Blackwork

Munira Alimukhamedova started her artistic career in fashion design, creating minimalist monochrome menswear lines. She was successfully participating in fashion weeks, creating collections twice a year and selling at pop up shops and concept stores, until she hit a kind of creative block. Munira speaks […]

Embroidered Monsters by Famous Friends

Embroidered Monsters by Famous Friends

This week I’ve been speaking to Patricia Larocque, the brains and hands behind the online shop F.F.Embroidery. Patricia hand stitches monsters, plasters, UFOs and basket balls onto bags and pouches; motifs that stem from her love of horror films and reality TV shows. Her fresh […]