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Hanne Friis Smocked Sculptures

Hanne Friis Smocked Sculptures

For a while now I’ve been admiring the work of Norwegian textile artist Hanne Friis. Her sculptures are created by gathering and bunching various materials (latex gloves, stockings, denim) into these sumptuous, undulating shapes. There’s a bodily aspect to all her sculptures, particularly her work […]

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 […]

Kate MccGwire Feather Sculptures

Kate MccGwire Feather Sculptures

I’m currently on a camping trip with my boyfriend in Wales, travelling from the Brecon Beacons to Pembrokeshire and then up to Snowdonia. Yesterday we hiked the Black Mounain for 10 hours in the rain and now everything I own is wet and the majority of […]

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 […]

Gold Thread Installation by Lygia Pape

Gold Thread Installation by Lygia Pape

Lygia Pape (1927-2004) was one of Brazil’s most influential artists of the 20th century. She worked in painting, printmaking, design, sculpture, dance, performance, film and installation and was a founding member of the Neo-Concrete movement, which is often seen as the beginning of contemporary art […]

Talking Nakedness, Selfies and Poo Stories with Artist Allison Honeycutt

Talking Nakedness, Selfies and Poo Stories with Artist Allison Honeycutt

This week I’ve been chatting to artist Allison Honeycutt about her Flesh Suits – a series of adorned undergarments exploring themes of modesty, obscenity, exhibitionism and the appropriateness of nakedness.  When I posted her work on Instagram I had a huge response, with @quiet_kaye commenting […]

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 […]