Classes

August 2, 2022

Embroidery Artist Puts a Twist on Her Hoop Art by Stitching Fabric Photographs

There are endless creative possibilities with embroidery—it's not just a needle and thread. Floor Giebels, aka Full Metal Needle, is one artist who goes beyond the traditions of the craft by incorporating photography into her hoop art. Her pieces feature figures with their backs turned towards the camera, looking out at picturesque landscapes. Areas including the ocean, grassy fields, and forests remain as printed images while the characters are enhanced with stitching.

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June 2, 2022

Learn How to Create Botanical Art From Real Flowers in This Online Class (Now for Pre-Sale!)

There is an unfortunate truth when you bring home a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Eventually, they’ll wilt. Luckily, this sad fact can be avoided—sort of—by pressing them completely flat. In doing so, you will retain their color and petal shape. You can even use them as the basis for your own one-of-a-kind botanical art. But, getting started can be a challenge. How do you press a rose? Or hydrangeas?

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