Spanish artist Laura Dalla Vecchia knows that you don't need precious materials to make amazing works of art. In fact, to find what she'll use in her artwork, she simply looks to the ground. Her ongoing series of hand-embroidered birds showcases a variety of different species that are stitched directly onto dried leaves. From orange-beaked toucans to florescent green parrots and ruby-throated hummingbirds, she manages to render each feathered creature with incredible accuracy.
You might associate crochet with handmade textile hats and tea cozies, but the age-old technique can be used to create...
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Swapping starch for stitches, crafter Normalynn Ablao (aka Copacetic Crocheter) crochets foods typically rich in carbs. Pasta, pie crusts, and cinnamon rolls have all been recreated using yarn. The soft sculptural techniques perfectly convey the idiosyncrasies of the foodstuffs, like the tiny bowties of farfalle pasta or the crimped edges of a potpie. The pieces are charming in their scale while paying homage to comforting meals.
Baseball caps will always be in style.
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Sussex, England-based ceramicist Helen Burgess asserts, “Animals rule ok,” and we can’t argue with that. In a bid to celebrate all of the weird and wonderful creatures of our world, she recreates animals in clay. Burgess’ company, nosey mungo, is named after what her mom would call her as a kid if she was being “a bit too inquisitive,” and the artist never lost her childlike curiosity.
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Clay is a material with many possibilities. From pottery to sculpture to jewelry, it can be manipulated to create a variety of different forms. However, you don't need access to a kiln to start working with this material. Air-dry clay is a type of clay that can be manipulated while still moist, and be left out to dry when finished. Most of the time, it will be ready to go within a day or two.
Cross-stitch is a fun and relaxing craft.
Think of embroidery as a big umbrella.