Embroidery

Colorful Embroidered Portraits Use Thread to Mimic the Spontaneity of Pen

Embroidery portraits

Embroi­dery artist Bugam­bi­lo, aka Sol Kessel­er, first stole my heart years ago with her neg­a­tive space stitch­ing of cats and flo­rals. (Per­fect!) Since then, she’s con­tin­ued embroi­dery by focus­ing on por­traits of peo­ple. Each piece fea­tures detailed imagery com­bin­ing fine lines and bold tex­tures. Her sub­jects are ren­dered in black thread that’s com­plete with cross hatch­ing and stip­pling tech­niques; they have the dis­tinct feel­ing of being drawn with pen. Just beyond their hair and faces, she uses dec­o­ra­tive stitch­ing as well as beads to frame them in abstract col­li­sions of col­or and pattern.

Sol chron­i­cles her work on Insta­gram.

Combining finely-stitched faces with colorful abstract patterns, Sol Kessler creates embroidery portraits that are hard to forget.

Embroidery portraits

Embroidery portraits

Embroidery portraits

Embroidery portraits

Embroidery portraits

Embroidery portraits

Embroidery portraits

Embroidery portraits

Embroidery portraits

Embroidery by Bugambilo

Embroidery by Bugambilo

Embroidery by Bugambilo

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