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Digitally Embroidered Celebrity Portraits by Ashlee Woo

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David Bowie

Ash­lee Woo cre­ates por­traits of celebri­ties, artists, and polit­i­cal lead­ers using a com­bi­na­tion of dig­i­tal embroi­dery and silk screen. The abstract images fea­ture thick stitched lines that define the large, bold shapes of the sub­ject. Smaller, more expres­sive embroi­dery adds fun details like crazy hair styles and del­i­cate facial fea­tures. This com­bi­na­tion pro­duces unique pro­files that cap­ture both a like­ness as well as an essence of their per­son­al­ity. Love!

H/T @sbuzelli

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Kim Jong En

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Keith Har­ring

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Mick Jagger

Mick Jag­ger

Salvador Dali

Sal­vador Dali

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

Basquiat

Basquiat

Textiles

Exquisitely Minimalist Embroideries by Miga de Pan

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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, graphic design, illus­tra­tion and gen­eral fine arts.

As some­one who embroi­ders for fun, I am lov­ing the vari­ety of stitches that Adri­ana uses. It adds keeps things visu­ally inter­est­ing. My eye doesn’t get bored look­ing at the same stitch over and over — instead, I find myself keenly exam­in­ing every part of her handiwork.

Fol­low Miga de Pan on Face­bookInsta­gram, and Pin­ter­est.

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Textiles

Stacey Page Adds Bizarre Embroidery onto Vintage Photos

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Stacey Page trans­forms dis­carded vin­tage pho­tographs from banal to fan­tas­tic in her on-going series of embroi­dered por­traits. Since 2008, she’s adorned men and women with bizarre head­dresses, cos­tumes, facial hair, and much more. This is both con­cep­tu­ally and visu­ally inter­est­ing. I love that the stitch­ing cre­ates a “sec­ond skin” and a new nar­ra­tive onto the old pic­tures. And, at the same time, it’s a great con­trast between the smooth sil­ver gelatin pho­tos beneath the fuzzy threads.

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Ceramics, Illustrator

Who Needs a Pencil When You’ve Got Thread?

Julie Van Wezemael

Julie Van Weze­mael is an illus­tra­tor based in Ghent, Bel­gium, and she com­bines paint­ing and embroi­dery in her exquis­ite works. The use of thread is often sub­tle; here, you can see that it takes the place of lines that would nor­mally be drawn with a pen or pen­cil. I like the tex­ture it cre­ates, and it adds an unex­pected twist to her land­scape scenes.

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Julie also pro­duces ceram­ics! Here are a few of her animal-centric creations:

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Textiles

Applique Pooch Portraits by Olga Ezova-Denisova

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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 fab­ric cre­ate high­lights and show the direc­tion of fur. They also define its con­tours and form. Addi­tional embroi­dery stitches refine details that give these pieces even more depth.

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And these pieces are a com­bi­na­tion of linocut and embroidery:

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Illustrator, Textiles

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

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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 of art! I’m super impressed by the high level of craft in each one of Le-Tan’s objects.

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Illustrator, Textiles

Incredible Stitched Illustrations by Almas Pieters

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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 there’s a real sense of move­ment in each piece. Per­fect for depict­ing waves, limbs, and more.

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BPB Projects

My Studio: Same Embroidery, More Flowers

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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 have some­thing like this in your life?

Also, what are you work­ing on? Let me know via Twit­ter or Face­book!

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Textiles

Ann Khokhlova’s Poetic Embroidered Illustrations

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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 jour­ney as she depicts nar­ra­tive folk-inspired tales.

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BPB Projects

My Studio: Floral Embroidery in Progress

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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 embroi­dery soothing?

Embroidery in progress - May 19

Embroidery in progress - May 19

Embroidery in progress - May 19

Embroidery in progress - May 19

Bonus! My cat Pauline (and a blurry look into my kitchen).

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