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A Majestic 3D Crest Banner with Musical Octopi

Hine Mizushima Crest Banner

I recently ordered some felt to make a crest banner. As I wait to get started, I’ve been inspired by Hine Mizushima’s recently-completed piece, The Royal Aquarium Souvenir Shop. This impressive pennant features a mixture of 2D and 3D elements, complete musical octopi and a creature crest. It’s colorful, tactile, and completely handmade—what a regal way to honor a place (imaginary or otherwise)!

Check out some of Hine’s work-in-progress shots, below.

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Hine Mizushima Crest Banner

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Hine Mizushima Crest Banner

Hine Mizushima Crest Banner

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Lisa Smirnova Recreates ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ with Embroidery

'Where the Wild Things Are' embroidery by Lisa Smirnova

Another day, another spectacular embroidery! This time, I’m switching gears from abstract hoop art to stitched portraiture. Lisa Smirnova is an artist whose textiles are no stranger to this blog. She’s recently released a fantastic tribute to the Maurice Sendak’s classic story, Where the Wild Things Are, depicting Max in his magnificent costume.  Like Max’s ensemble, Lisa’s piece is mesmerizing—a mixture of paint, quilting, and Impressionist-style stitching. Enjoy the details, ya’ll.

'Where the Wild Things Are' embroidery by Lisa Smirnova

'Where the Wild Things Are' embroidery by Lisa Smirnova

'Where the Wild Things Are' embroidery by Lisa Smirnova

'Where the Wild Things Are' embroidery by Lisa Smirnova

'Where the Wild Things Are' embroidery by Lisa Smirnova

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Intricate Embroideries Pay Homage to the Beauty of Moss

Moss embroidery by Emma Mattson

I love brightly-colored blooms as much as the next person, but the greens of the forest are equally as pretty. Especially moss—did you know there’s over 12,000 species of this flowerless plant? What variation! How amazing! Emma Mattson pays homage to this organism with a collection of intricate embroideries. Using a variety of textures and shades of green, she creates sculptural hoop art that features a ton of my favorite stitch, the French knot. I love how these pieces look together—hang them all in a group and it’s like you’ve got your own little forest!

Emma sells her embroidery on Etsy… though they don’t last long. Follow her on Instagram for works in progress and upcoming sales.

Moss embroidery by Emma Mattson

Moss embroidery by Emma Mattson

Moss embroidery by Emma Mattson

Moss embroidery by Emma Mattson

Moss embroidery by Emma Mattson

Moss embroidery by Emma Mattson

Moss embroidery by Emma Mattson

Moss embroidery by Emma Mattson

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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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Brilliantly Simple Fashion Designs are Pencil Drawings Come to Life

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Sometimes, it’s the most simple approach that makes the biggest impact. Edda Gimnes, aka EDDA, has created a line of clothing that combines the energy and spontaneity of a pencil sketch with avant-garde fashion. They’re drawings brought to life!

Edda produced this stunning surface design using her non-dominant left hand and then digitally printed it onto canvas. The garment’s silhouettes are basic, but they don’t need to be overly sophisticated—their bold, black lines define skinny pants, bikini tops, and glamorous dresses.

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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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Beautifully Intricate Embroideries Inspired by Scientific Discovery

Karolin Reichardt

Artist Karolin Reichardt crafts colorful embroideries based on her “personal observations and reactions to the built and natural environment.” These reflections are inspired by maps, plans, and models—something that’s evident in their compositions. They’re intricately detailed with small embellishments of beading and resemble cellular forms and microorganisms—which happens to be the name of her newest series. Through these pieces, she “comments on the romance and realities of scientific discovery on an intimate scale.”

If you’re looking for a great textile-themed Tumblr to follow, I’d recommend Karolin! She posts a nice mix of her own work and that of others.

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Señorita Lylo’s Embroidered Collars are Ready to Party!

Señorita Lylo

These collars are ready to party! Loly Ghirardi (aka Señorita Lylo) is a Barcelona-based designer and embroiderer who created these colorful pieces. They’re full of tiny, abstract shapes that have a great visual variety—some stitches are very tactile while others are smaller and intricate.  I’m especially drawn to the collar with tiny houses on it—the idea of creating a story on this unconventional space.

Loly is a graphic designer by trade. After working on the computer so much, she wanted to “bring a more ‘human touch'” to her projects and incorporated embroidery. She enjoyed it so much that she began working on the types of pieces featured here. Learn more about her in an interview with Poppytalk.

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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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Drawings Made with Needle and Thread: Embroidery by Catherine Campbell

Catherine Campbell

While perusing Catherine Campbell’s Instagram the other day—I told you, I can’t get enough of IG— I found that in addition to being an illustrator, she’s an embroiderer, too! Typically, Catherine works with pen, ink, and watercolor, but a small selections of her works are made with fabric. She approaches these textiles in a similar way, saying they “are very much like drawings that are made with needle and thread.” The results include chain stitching and appliqué in small banner pins and wall hangings. In addition, Catherine adds pompoms and ribbons, giving these works a celebratory and ceremonial feel.

These embroideries aren’t Catherine’s most recent work, but it looks like she’s finding time for the craft again. Stay tuned!

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