When I first came upon the embroideries of Lauren Singleton, aka YesStitchYes, my immediate thought was, “They look painterly!” Her style, with elongated leaves and petals, remind me of graceful brush strokes rather than lines poked with a needle. Paired with script-style text, this hoop art has a breezy, carefree style to it—one I don’t often see in embroidery.
Lauren describes her work as “embroidery with a pop culture tilt.” She regularly features song lyrics and quotes from contemporary artists surrounded by beautiful blooms. They’re empowering, and you’ll find yourself shaking your head “yesss” while reading them.
Lauren Singleton creates text embroidery that infuses pop culture into hoop art. Her beautiful style looks like it was created with a pen rather than stitched with thread.
In addition to hoop art, Lauren adds embroidered flair to handkerchiefs.