Embroidery

Black Fabric Sets a Spectacular Stage for Colorful Embroidered Hoop Art

Embroidered hoop art by Tusk and Cardinal

When it comes to hoop art, light-col­ored fab­rics are a pop­u­lar choice to embroi­der on. But, don’t over­look dark cloth. As Lind­say Swearin­gen demon­strates, it too can cre­ate beau­ti­ful pieces. Under the moniker Tusk and Car­di­nal, the Cal­i­for­ni­an sews nature-inspired pieces that show­case, most notably, flow­ers and hands on a black back­ground. The con­trast makes her designs pop, and I love the tat­too aes­thet­ic that she has in some of her pieces. The crea­tures, in par­tic­u­lar, have the dis­tinct feel­ing of black­work-style body art.

Follow along with Lindsay’s hoop art on Instagram. And for her embroidered goods, head to the Tusk and Cardinal Etsy shop.


Embroidered hoop art by Tusk and Cardinal

Embroidered hoop art by Tusk and Cardinal

Embroidered hoop art by Tusk and Cardinal

Embroidered hoop art by Tusk and Cardinal

Embroidered hoop art by Tusk and Cardinal

Embroidered hoop art by Tusk and Cardinal

Embroidered hoop art by Tusk and Cardinal

Embroidered hoop art by Tusk and Cardinal

Embroidered hoop art by Tusk and Cardinal

Embroidered hoop art by Tusk and Cardinal

Embroidered hoop art by Tusk and Cardinal