Tag Archives: embroidery

Applique Pooch Portraits by Olga Ezova-Denisova

With a vari­ety of fab­rics, Olga Ezova-Denisova cre­ates por­traits of ani­mals using an applique tech­nique. They’re fun: dogs are dressed for both cold weather and a day at the beach, and we see them don­ning scarves, caps, rosy cheeks, and more. I love the mix­ing of mate­ri­als and how they’re han­dled in a painterly way. Small shapes of […]

Olympia Le-Tan’s Beautiful Embroidered Clutches Look like the Cover of a Book

Book lovers and ocean enthu­si­asts… this post is for you! It’s hot in Bal­ti­more (hello 99% humid­ity…) and sort of rainy, so these nautical-inspired acces­sories by Olympia Le-Tan (pre­vi­ously) seem very appro­pri­ate. The artist/illustrator/maker hand embroi­ders and appliques vin­tage book cover clutches, beaded fish purses, and caviar-themed hand­bags.  So, these aren’t just prod­ucts — they’re works […]

Incredible Stitched Illustrations by Almas Pieters

Almas Pieters is an illus­tra­tor based in the Nether­lands who cre­ates her illus­tra­tions with things like tex­tiles and embroi­dery thread. She uses a vari­ety of stitches to cre­ate full color and highly tex­tured works of three-eyed beasts, masks, and sev­ered heads. I’m really impressed with the craft of Pieter’s work. The stitches are neatly applied, and […]

My Studio: Same Embroidery, More Flowers

So, I was on vaca­tion for a whole week (over a week ago at this point) and made some good progress on my cur­rent embroi­dery work. I love this activ­ity, but alas, it’s more of a reward for when I fin­ish other respon­si­bil­i­ties, so it can be a slow grind through these stitches. Do you […]

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 […]

My Studio: Floral Embroidery in Progress

I was in New York this past week­end (check out the awe­some Airbnb I stayed in via my Insta­gram), and the four hour bus ride gave the me the oppor­tu­nity to get some embroi­dery done. I still have a long ways to go, but I’m happy with how it’s turn­ing out so far. Does any­one else find […]

Happy Red Fish’s Collaged Houses Held by Forcefields

Build­ings and thread. Two things I love. Oh, and col­lage too. Given these pref­er­ences, it’s no sur­prise that I really enjoy the work of Happy Red Fish, aka Hagar Vardimon-van Heum­men. This Ams­ter­dam based designer adores the com­bi­na­tion of paper and embroi­dery. Thread can act as another way to draw a line or to build a […]

A New Jillian Tamaki Embroidery Illustration

I’ve long been a fan of Jil­lian Tamaki’s work. The illustrator’s port­fo­lio includes embroi­dery, like this one fea­tured in Planad­viser mag­a­zine. Beau­ti­ful! I love the sub­tle vari­a­tions in the horse’s coats.

In Progress: My Embroidered Floral Hand

If you fol­low me on Insta­gram, you’ve prob­a­bly seen the embroi­dery I started. It com­bines two of my favorite things to draw — flow­ers and embroi­dery. I’ve been play­ing with some dif­fer­ent stitches, includ­ing the long-and-short-stitch that out­lines the flo­ral hand.  Hop­ing to be done with it by next week! If you’ve ever con­sid­ered embroi­der­ing, I’d […]