The traditional art of Chinese silk embroidery goes back 2,500 years, but the craft still lives on today. Pei Wen—an arts administrator based in Singapore—aims to support the female embroiderers in rural China who still practice the ancient craft. She founded House of Peach Blossoms, an online art shop that showcases the talents of the women who make beautiful silk fans. Featuring hand-stitched, nature-inspired motifs of symbolic significance, each fan beautifully captures traditional Chinese culture.
Artist Nneka Jones has been busy since graduating college four months ago.
Lithuanian artist Jūra Gric captures the rich colors of the forest in her exquisite embroidery art.
Sometimes referred to as canvas work, needlepoint is a type of embroidery that dates back to the ancient Egyptians. Traditionally done by stitching wool yarn through a stiff even weave canvas, the craft these days uses different types of thread—from silk and cotton yarns to ribbons and metallic cords—to create different textures.
While many embroidery artists stitch within the confines of their hoops, Dutch fiber artist Ceren, aka Kayra Handmade, lets her...
From stitched seascapes to textile portraits, many artists around the world are showcasing the endless possibilities of embroidery art.
Artist Litli Ulfur uses hand embroidery as a way to explore her connection with nature. She stitches abstract landscapes made up of leafy forests and lush moss that beckons the viewer to look closer and immerse themselves in the mesmerizing textures. The textile artist begins each piece by quieting her mind and allowing herself to be one with nature. Ulfur tries to feel the different forces at work, including scent, color, texture, sound, and taste.
If you’ve ever been lucky enough to have a butterfly land on you, you probably enjoyed a brief close-up look...
Textile artist Fenny Suter of Suter Design & Co. creates 3D paintings you can touch.
As with many things in a creative field, having the right tools can make a big difference. If you’re an avid embroiderer, there are a variety of must-have supplies that will help your stitching projects become a success. But an often-overlooked tool of embroidery is one of the most important—scissors. Why Care About Embroidery Scissors? Your scissor selection might seem inconsequential, but having a sharp pair of small shears is an easy embroidery hack.
Inspired by “nature, magic, and all things fantastical,” British textile artist Emillie Ferris stitches embroidery designs featuring butterflies, moths, bees,...
Textile artist Jessica Long stitches impeccable botanical designs onto striking double hoops.