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Embroidery

Optical Illusion Embroidery on Tulle Looks Like It’s Floating in Mid-Air

Tulle Embroidery by Krista Decor

I’m always impressed when I see peo­ple embroi­der­ing on tulle fab­ric. It appears finicky at best—and at worst, unfor­giv­ing of your mis­takes (of which I make many as I sew.) But, the effect pro­duced from tulle embroi­dery is worth it; from a dis­tance, it appears that the image is float­ing. The work of Kate­ri­na Marchenko is a great exam­ple of this.

Anoth­er embroi­dery artist cre­at­ing these stitched illu­sions is known as Krista Decor. Some of her lat­est pieces show­case the visu­al pow­er of this approach. Birds and flow­ers are sus­pend­ed in mid-air and show­case an incred­i­ble amount of lay­ered detail over their buds and wings.

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Embroidery

15+ Totally Different Embroideries to Inspire You This Weekend

Last Fri­day, it was fun to share some of the sketch­book inspi­ra­tion that I’ve saved using the Insta­gram col­lec­tions fea­ture. Con­tin­u­ing that theme, I’m reveal­ing some of the stitch­es I’ve hoard­ed in my Embroi­dery col­lec­tion. They show­case a vari­ety of approach­es to hoop art—from satin stitch­es to count­less French knots. If you’re plan­ning on grab­bing your nee­dle and thread this week­end, take a look at these embroi­deries before you begin!

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Embroidery

Get Spooky With Exquisite Skeleton Embroideries of Tinycup Needleworks

Skeleton Embroideries by Tinycup Needleworks

Hal­loween is mere weeks away, and it’s time to get spooky. Although it still feels like the sum­mer in Bal­ti­more, the skele­ton embroi­deries of Tiny­cup Needle­works are get­ting me into the spir­it of the sea­son. Britt Hutchin­son is the woman behind these exquis­ite works that have a lot of per­son­al­i­ty; despite being just bones, Britt stitch­es in flow­ers, snakes, fab­u­lous fash­ions, and even bees among their unchang­ing expres­sions.

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Embroidery, Illustrated products

Hand-Drawn Illustrations are Translated Into Exquisite Embroidered Goods

Embroidery by Coral & Tusk

Coral & Tusk takes exquis­ite embroi­dery out of its hoop and into home goods like pil­lows, table run­ners, and nap­kins. They also focus per­son­al acces­sories, too, with one of my favorites being badge pins. These wear­ables fea­ture bun­nies, kit­ties, bears, and fox­es that look like they’re mer­its you’d earn in the army. It’s a charm­ing, uncon­ven­tion­al way to adorn your dai­ly out­fit.

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Empowering Embroideries Transform ‘Big Swinging Ovaries’ into Colorful Designs

Empowering embroidery by Jess de Wahls

Some peo­ple might get shy when talk­ing about our bod­ies, but not embroi­dery artist Jess de Wahls. Her ongo­ing series called Big Swing­ing Ovaries fea­tures the repro­duc­tive organ styl­ized and turned into a motif rep­re­sent­ing female strength and empow­er­ment. As hoop art, the shape of the ovaries are the cen­ter­piece, and they act as chameleons. Cloaked in a vari­ety of sub­ject matter—including Fri­da Kahlo, cats, and cacti—the organ has a mind of its own. Some­times, Jess even gives them eyes or oth­er facial expres­sion. But regard­less of the sub­ject mat­ter, each piece is done in a Jess’ gor­geous, max­i­mal­ist style that cov­ers much of the sur­face in bright col­ors and tex­tures.

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Embroidery, Painting

Together, Embroidery and Painting Create Unique Snapshots of Travels Abroad

Mixed media embroidery by Libby Williams

Innsbruck, Austria

Embroi­der­er and artist Lib­by Williams uses a com­bi­na­tion of stitch­ing and paint­ing to cre­ate unique trav­el por­traits of the places she’s been. “I’m from the U.S. but have been liv­ing in Lux­em­bourg for the past year and a half,” she tells me in an email. “I like to work back and forth between abstrac­tion and rep­re­sen­ta­tion, always tak­ing inspi­ra­tion from the land­scape.”

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Embroidery, Illustrated products

Stylish Embroidered Boots Add a Folk-Inspired Touch to Your Everyday Attire

Embroidered boots by Boden

It’s no secret that I love embroi­dery—and that espe­cial­ly extends to cloth­ing. Last week, I shared the col­lab­o­ra­tion between Rifle Paper Co. and Keds, which includ­ed, among oth­er styles, a pair of stitched sneak­ers. They’re great for the warmer weath­er months, but Boden is ready to take you into the fall and win­ter with their set of suede folk-inspired embroi­dered boots and flats.

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Embroidery

Tiny Embroidered Flowers Burst into Spontaneous Arrangements

Tiny embroidery by Happy Cactus

This week, I’ve been enam­ored with art­work and illus­tra­tions where small ele­ments make up a spec­tac­u­lar whole. On Tues­day, I shared the metic­u­lous cut paper work of Mar­garet Scrin­kl, who uses a com­bi­na­tion of scis­sors and an X-ACTO knife to achieve fine details. Bran­non Addi­son of Hap­py Cac­tus Designs does the same thing with a nee­dle and thread. Her tiny embroi­dery fea­tures a host of beau­ti­ful blooms, from five petal plants to leafy ferns. After fin­ish­ing a piece, Bran­non usu­al­ly frames it.

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