Embroidery

Embroideries of Fowl-Mouthed Birds and Victorian Shadow Puppets


Embroidery hoop art by Kate Appleby

Inspired by flo­ra, fau­na, and Vic­to­ri­an shad­ow pup­pets, Kate Apple­by cre­ates delight­ful hoop art that com­bines a vari­ety of stitch­ing tech­niques. From the basic back­stitch to French knots, she illus­trates birds with fowl mouths (pun intend­ed) and hands with sprawl­ing leaf tat­toos. The embroi­dery airs towards the side of min­i­mal­ism, but Kate has an excel­lent sense of com­po­si­tion and bal­ance that’s informed by her back ground in graph­ic design.

Kate is self-taught in embroi­dery and uses it as an out­let for her “pas­sion for tex­tiles and design.” She writes, “I love the sim­plic­i­ty and raw­ness of using my hands to cre­ate; the time spent stitch­ing calms my busy mind and is very peace­ful.” I feel you, Kate.

Kate sells her embroidery through her Etsy shop, Tusk + Twine.

Embroidery hoop art by Kate Appleby

Embroidery hoop art by Kate Appleby

Embroidery hoop art by Kate Appleby

Embroidery hoop art by Kate Appleby

Embroidery hoop art by Kate Appleby

Embroidery hoop art by Kate Appleby

Embroidery hoop art by Kate Appleby

Embroidery hoop art by Kate ApplebyEmbroidery hoop art by Kate Appleby

Embroidery hoop art by Kate Appleby

Embroidery hoop art by Kate Appleby