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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Hey everyone! I finished an embroidery! Check it out. All in all, it was a fun project and I’m already thinking about what to do next. Next week, look for an interview about this fun image by Erin Zingre! She’s the next illustrator in the Header Picture Project.
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 […]