When artists with two different styles come together, magic can happen. That is certainly the case with the collaboration between embroidery artist Katerina Marchenko and mixed-media artist Artashes Sardarian. They've merged Marchenko's embroidery on tulle with Sardarian's kintsugi to great effect. The pair worked together using vintage plates, tulle, embroidery thread, and gold. The results are delicate mixed-media pieces where Marchenko's embroidered eyes and hands peer out from holes in the punctured ceramics.
As the temperatures drop and we’re forced to spend more time inside, there's nothing like taking up a new hobby...
Artist Katerina Marchenko continues to elevate embroidery by weaving long, colorful strands of yarn into massive portraits.
Over the past several years, paper artists have demonstrated the versatility of their common fibrous material. While some cut or carve paper by hand, others merge traditional craftsmanship with digital design. Such is the case for Ibbini Studio. Abu Dhabi-based artist Julia Ibbini works with computer scientist Stéphane Noyer to create sculptural paper works inspired by ornamental motifs from antique Persian carpets, Japanese cloisonné vases, and more.
Studio Woodart Vietnam takes hefty blocks of wood and transforms them into incredible sculptures.
Starting a new knitting project usually requires a trip to the craft store to pick up some yarn.
While many think of embroidery as a type of adornment, there are numerous crafters who are pushing the creative possibilities of this age-old pursuit. French artist Cécile Davidovici has collaborated with film director David Ctiborsky in a series titled La Vie Silencieuse, or “The Silent Life,” which transforms still life scenes into embroidered masterpieces. Each of these still lifes was produced first as a 3D model by Ctiborsky, after which, Davidovici would embroider the images.
Rather than create designs with floral motifs, Olga Prinku goes straight to the source.
Rather than rely on just one piece of paper, Yulia Brodskaya uses hundreds to create her unique portraits.
Whether it's a messy bun, a simple braid, or a decisive flip, embroidery artist Floor Giebels is inspired by the movement and color of hair. A recurring theme in her work is an image of a woman with her back toward the viewer, which allows Giebels to focus her creative energy on the hair. Using layers of thread to create depth and shading, her embroidery masterfully shows off the creative possibilities of the technique.
It's easy to mistake one of Marianne Seiman‘s creations for a real-life piece of nature.
Japanese artist Seiji Tsukimoto uses kirigami techniques to craft pop-up cards unlike any other.