Tag Archives: craft

Exquisitely Minimalist Embroideries by Miga de Pan

Miga de Pan is the label under which Buenos Aires-based crafter Adri­ana Tor­res cre­ates her work. Her exquis­ite and min­i­mal­ist pieces are a lovely com­bi­na­tion of tex­ture and line. Quiet scenes fea­tur­ing wood­land crea­tures, geo­met­ric shapes, and even archi­tec­ture are sewn onto natural-colored back­grounds. These images are inspired with the help of Adriana’s ded­i­ca­tion and for­mal train­ing in a num­ber of fields: architecture, […]

Who Needs an Apple Watch…

…when there’s this “Apple Watch” around? This adorable felt cre­ation popped up on Hine Mizushima’s Insta­gram the other night. Sewn using tiny but­tons and snap fas­ten­ers to con­nect the band. Love it!

Tiny Monsters Around Your Neck by Min Pin

Melbourne-based design label Min Pin is the hand­i­work of Penny Min Fer­gu­son. Her love of weird and awe­some things means that she’s cre­ated a series of shrink-plastic and metal neck­laces. Dinosaurs, snakes, ghosts, and even Big­foot hang around your neck! They’ve got a great style that would com­ple­ment any out­fit. Col­ors are bright, but not […]

Gorgeously Intricate & Hand-Crafted Pop-Up Books by Bozka

I’ve always been fas­ci­nated by the con­struc­tion and engi­neer­ing that goes into pop-up and accordion-fold books. So, when I saw Bozena Rydlewska’s (AKA Bozka) beau­ti­ful illus­tra­tions in a 3D form, I was wowed by their beauty and detail. I had the oppor­tu­nity to ask Bozka a cou­ple of ques­tions about her work. She’s loved pop-up books since childhood […]

Kitiya Palaskas’ Craft-Based Pizza (+More) Designs

Kitiya Palaskas is a craft-based designer who cre­ates play­ful, col­or­ful objects. Amy first intro­duced me to her work via Insta­gram. And, I was hooked! They are fun, felt and crepe paper-centric objects and pen­dants. I love how she takes these mate­ri­als beyond birth­day party dec­o­ra­tions and trans­forms them into delicious-looking designs that caught the eye of companies […]

Zoë Williams Crafts Ghostly-Looking Sacred Spirits Out of Felt

How about some nee­dled felted, ghostly beings to start the week off right? Zoë Williams is a New York-based artist who crafts “spir­its, sacred crea­tures, and phan­toms from the dream world.” Her state­ment explains that they con­nect us with the realm of the col­lec­tive uncon­scious and the king­dom of nature. We see ref­er­ences to sto­ries in the Bible […]

Ann Khokhlova’s Poetic Embroidered Illustrations

I’m blown away by all of the color and tex­ture that’s in these illus­tra­tions by Ann Khokhlova. The lus­cious appli­ca­tion of thread/yarn makes for dense com­po­si­tions that are very expres­sive. They are a sea of stitches, and I like how Khokhlova uses the chain stitch to cre­ate waves of color that sends your eye on a […]

Jo Hamilton’s Large Crocheted Portraits

I recently saw the work of Jo Hamil­ton on Hi Fruc­tose and was struck with the feel­ing that I’d seen her cro­cheted works before. Look­ing at her CV, I real­ized I was right — she was in the exhi­bi­tion GULP YARN BANG! that was at School 33 in Bal­ti­more a few years ago. I liked her work […]