More Textile-ish Things I’ve Seen Lately & Liked

Bodega Bags with embroidery

Embroi­dered bags you’d get at your local bodega/corner store. Who is the artist that did this? I only found this piece on the Bom­bay Sap­phire Arti­san Series Face­book.

I love a theme, and it seems this week has been full of tex­tiles. So, why not end as we began? Here are some more textile-ish things that I’ve seen lately and liked. They include rugs, coast­ers, even embroi­dery on plas­tic bags.

Tex­tiles are a very com­fort­ing thing to me. I think it’s because we can wrap our­selves in them. They are gen­er­ally made of fab­ric, so they pro­vide warmth. (I’m always cold.) My mom did a lot of crafty stuff when I was grow­ing up, so often times I find these things nostalgic.

Most of what I include in these posts are what I’m pin­ning on Pin­ter­est. Fol­low me on there to see more what I’m lik­ing each week.

Cresus Artisanat Cresus Artisanat Cresus Artisanat

Needle­point coast­ers by  on Etsy.

Brent Wadden Brent WaddenBrent Wadden

Brent Wadden’s Align­ment(s), var­i­ous woven fibers.

Jimena Palacios Jimena Palacios Jimena Palacios

Tex­tile designs by Jimena Pala­cios via Behance.

Joanne Arnett Joanne Arnett Joanne Arnett

Woven mugshots by Joanne Arnett. H/T The Jeal­ous Cura­tor.

And, finally, this is a project that’s been in the works for awhile. It is a col­lab­o­ra­tive piece of fab­ric that has been trav­el­ing around to some tal­ented embroi­dery artists and illus­tra­tors. Laura McKel­lar is the newest addi­tion, adding the woman in the cor­ner. Sarajo Frieden and Lorena Marañón also have taken part on this piece! Sarajo’s are in the top left cor­ner, while Lorena’s addi­tion has the beads.

The whole thing will launch at the end of this Octo­ber with some more sur­prises. Fol­low it on my Flickr for the time being!

'Sampler' collaborative embroidery - new addition - Laura McKellar

'Sampler' collaborative embroidery - new addition - Laura McKellar


  • Reply Kristen Kieffer January 16, 2014 at 8:43 am

    I did a Google image search and found the artist of the embroi­dered plas­tic bag series is Nico­letta de la Brown with more info here: http://www.bakerartistawards.org/nominations/view/artgeekdara/

    • Reply Sara Barnes January 16, 2014 at 11:08 am

      Thanks so much! This is so help­ful. When I had done a reverse image search ear­lier, noth­ing came up except some post on FB.

  • Reply Belinda Broughton February 11, 2014 at 5:55 am

    Re that top plas­tic bag embri­odery:
    These exquis­itely embroi­dered plas­tic bags from a series of works called El Bar­rio Bodega by artist Nico­letta de la Brown seem to make a poignant state­ment about the impact that dis­pos­able mate­ri­als, like plas­tic bags, have on our lives.
    From: http://makezine.com/craft/embroidered-bodega-bags/ fan­tas­tic aren’t they!

    • Reply Sara Barnes February 11, 2014 at 2:17 pm

      Thanks!! They are so lovely.

  • Reply adrienne August 26, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    per­haps you have already dis­cov­ered this; nico­letta de la brown is the artist who cre­ated the stun­ning bodega bags.

    • Reply Sara Barnes August 26, 2014 at 9:58 pm

      I did, but thank you! I really appre­ci­ate it.

  • Reply Jibon January 28, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Very nice post. I just stum­bled upon your blog and wished to say that I’ve truly enjoyed brows­ing your blog posts

    • Reply Sara Barnes January 28, 2015 at 12:44 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply Rebecca February 21, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Beau­ti­ful col­lec­tion! The artist who embroi­dered the bags at top is Nico­letta de la Brown. http://portfolios.mica.edu/nicolettabrown

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