While many embroidery artists stitch within the confines of their hoops, Dutch fiber artist Ceren, aka Kayra Handmade, lets her textile elements cascade beyond the circular compositions. She creates 3D embroidery designs of female subjects with loose thread hair and fabric dresses that flow as if summer breezes are gently sweeping through them. From a woman standing in a field of flowers to a lady enjoying the sea breeze at the beach, each stitched landscape captures tranquil moments found in nature.
Ceren crafts her embroidery designs by hand, starting with a high-quality cotton canvas that she'll often paint in hues that are suited to a specific scene. The illustrations are then expressed using a variety of stitches done in colorful threads as well as three-dimensional elements such as glass beads and fine fabric. Each illustrative figure has features depicted using minimalist black outlines that allow their long hair and delicate frocks to literally stand out.
Scroll down to see some of Ceren’s 3D embroidery designs. If you want one of her works for your home, you can purchase them in her Etsy shop.