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Black Fabric Sets a Spectacular Stage for Colorful Embroidered Hoop Art

Embroidered hoop art by Tusk and Cardinal

When it comes to hoop art, light-col­ored fab­rics are a pop­u­lar choice to embroi­der on. But, don’t over­look dark cloth. As Lind­say Swearin­gen demon­strates, it too can cre­ate beau­ti­ful pieces. Under the moniker Tusk and Car­di­nal, the Cal­i­forn­ian sews nature-inspired pieces that show­case, most notably, flow­ers and hands on a black back­ground. The con­trast makes her designs pop, and I love the tat­too aes­thet­ic that she has in some of her pieces. The crea­tures, in par­tic­u­lar, have the dis­tinct feel­ing of black­work-style body art.

Follow along with Lindsay’s hoop art on Instagram. And for her embroidered goods, head to the Tusk and Cardinal Etsy shop.

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Contemporary Hoop Art of People, Plants, and Beautiful Interior Spaces

Sarah K. Benning embroidery hoop art

It seems for­ev­er ago when I first fea­tured the embroi­dery hoop art of Sarah K. Ben­ning (it was 2015!). Since then, the nomadic con­tem­po­rary embroi­der­er has cre­at­ed a myr­i­ad of oth­er works, all of which revolve around peo­ple, plants, and inte­ri­ors. She’s also host­ed work­shops and par­tic­i­pat­ed in gallery shows, in addi­tion to cre­at­ing a pop­u­lar pat­tern pro­gram; known as #SKBDIY, each month she intro­duces a new DIY pat­tern that’s avail­able on Etsy.

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Embroidered Hoop Art of Colorful Bouquets to Wear Around Your Neck

Sarah Buckley

Embroi­dery can take many forms, one of my favorites being tiny pen­dants to wear as jew­el­ry. Artist Sarah Buck­ley has cre­at­ed a series of exquis­ite neck­laces that fea­ture stitched bou­quets sewn on cot­ton and suede. The col­or­ful, tiny hoop art hangs on antique chains that add a hand-craft­ed state­ment piece to your favorite out­fit. I’m very par­tial to the piece above—it seems like the per­fect com­ple­ment to my blue and grey-lov­ing clos­et.

Sarah sells these cre­ations and oth­er con­ven­tion­al­ly-sized embroi­deries in her
Etsy shop, Itty Bit­ty Bun­nies.

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Sarah Buckley

Sarah Buckley

Sarah Buckley

Sarah Buckley

Embroidery by Itty Bitty Bunnies

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Embroidery by Itty Bitty Bunnies

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Sarah Buckley
Embroidered necklaces by Itty Bitty Bunnies

Embroidered necklaces by Itty Bitty Bunnies

Embroidery

Colorful Hoop Art Fuses Luscious Textures with Thread Sketches

Teresa Lim

Tere­sa Lim cre­ates embroi­deries that are simul­ta­ne­ous­ly lush—full of col­or and texture—while also mim­ic­k­ing the look of a sketch. Tere­sa makes detailed por­traits with thin, black thread, and sur­rounds them dreamy blues, pinks, yel­lows, and greens. Togeth­er, they’re a com­pelling jux­ta­po­si­tion, with a nice com­po­si­tion­al bal­ance between visu­al­ly light and heavy.

It’s not hard to see where Teresa’s inter­ests lie: illus­tra­tion, embroi­dery and sur­face pat­tern design. Through her work, she wants to “blur the lines and bound­aries between being an illus­tra­tor and a tex­tile design­er.” It’s a good place to be.

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Embroidery, Illustrated products

Vibrant Embroidered Hoop Art by Cinder & Honey

Cinder & Honey

Cin­der & Hon­ey is the brain child of Caitlin Ben­son, a Van­cou­ver-based artist and embroi­der­er. Much of her work involves flowers—which ya’ll know I love—and even some tat­too imagery (above). I’ve always been attract­ed to col­or lus­cious and thick stitch­ing, of which Cin­der & Hon­ey has both.

Caitlin sells her vibrant hoop art through Etsy. In addi­tion to already-stitched pieces, she sells down­load­able pat­terns for you to DIY.

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Embroidery

Emillie Ferris’ Embroidered Hoop Art Pays Homage to Our Furry and Prickly Friends

Emillie Ferris

Emil­lie Fer­ris cre­ates hand-embroi­dered hoop art star­ring a myr­i­ad of crea­tures. From fox­es to bees to Lil’ Bub, the Suf­folk-based artist stitch­es them all in majes­tic, real­is­ti­cal­ly-styled por­traits. They’re simple—devoid of a background—but demon­strate an impres­sive amount of depth in terms of their col­or and shad­ing. Each metic­u­lous stitch cre­ates a feel­ing of dimen­sion­al­i­ty, whether it be in wings or fur.

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Emillie’s hoop art is my favorite parts of her port­fo­lio, but she also has embroi­dered neck­laces for sale in her Etsy shop:

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1 Year of Stitches, Embroidery

A “One Year of Stitches” Project as Seen Through One Embroiderer’s Hoop

1 Year of Stitches project by Michelle Anais Beaulieu-Morgan

Last week, I pre­sent­ed a chal­lenge for 2017, and I’m hop­ing you’ll join me! The project is called 1 Year of Stitch­es, and it’s a 365-day project in which you fill a hoop (or two) with a crazy amount of col­ors, pat­terns, and stitch­es. 1 Year of Stitch­es is the brain­child of Han­nah Claire Somerville, who has invit­ed any­one inter­est­ed to join in this impres­sive endeav­or. Inspired by her work, Michelle Anais Beaulieu-Mor­gan embarked on this craft jour­ney in mid-2016. Now, she’s about halfway through (you can start at any time of the year).

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Exquisite Vegetable Embroideries Think Outside of the Hoop

Little Herb Bouquet

You know the say­ing think out­side the box? Well, Vesel­ka Bulkan, aka Lit­tle Herb Bou­quet, thinks out­side the embroi­dery hoop with her exquis­ite veg­etable art. Comb­ing tra­di­tion­al stitch­es with felt­ing, she cre­ates tiny car­rots, radish­es, and onions that dan­gle the edge of their wood­en cir­cle. I love how sub­tle and pecu­liar these cre­ations are—it takes you a sec­ond to notice the felt­ing because you aren’t expect­ing it and assume every­thing is con­tained in the hoop. Not the case!

Vesel­ka sells these cre­ations on Etsy.

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Little Herb Bouquet

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Embroidery

15+ Totally Different Embroideries to Inspire You This Weekend

Last Fri­day, it was fun to share some of the sketch­book inspi­ra­tion that I’ve saved using the Insta­gram col­lec­tions fea­ture. Con­tin­u­ing that theme, I’m reveal­ing some of the stitch­es I’ve hoard­ed in my Embroi­dery col­lec­tion. They show­case a vari­ety of approach­es to hoop art—from satin stitch­es to count­less French knots. If you’re plan­ning on grab­bing your nee­dle and thread this week­end, take a look at these embroi­deries before you begin!

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Embroidery

Empowering Embroideries Transform ‘Big Swinging Ovaries’ into Colorful Designs

Empowering embroidery by Jess de Wahls

Some peo­ple might get shy when talk­ing about our bod­ies, but not embroi­dery artist Jess de Wahls. Her ongo­ing series called Big Swing­ing Ovaries fea­tures the repro­duc­tive organ styl­ized and turned into a motif rep­re­sent­ing female strength and empow­er­ment. As hoop art, the shape of the ovaries are the cen­ter­piece, and they act as chameleons. Cloaked in a vari­ety of sub­ject matter—including Fri­da Kahlo, cats, and cacti—the organ has a mind of its own. Some­times, Jess even gives them eyes or oth­er facial expres­sion. But regard­less of the sub­ject mat­ter, each piece is done in a Jess’ gor­geous, max­i­mal­ist style that cov­ers much of the sur­face in bright col­ors and tex­tures.

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