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.
Embroidery is a craft that is easy to begin but can be a challenge to master.
We typically expect embroidery to be stitched in a hoop, but artist Danielle Clough defies convention with her fiber art.
Post-Impressionists like Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cezanne captured their natural surroundings with fantastical arrays of color and expressive brush strokes. Russian artist Vera Shimunia is carrying on the tradition, albeit in a different medium; she creates amazing landscape embroidery art. Shimunia's expansive portfolio features an array of different destinations.
While there are many innovative cameras these days, there is something to be said for the pleasant, tactile quality of...
Textiles offer one of the most versatile means of artistic expression.
When seen from above, the world’s landscapes can look like colorful patchworks of abstract shapes and textures. Some people choose to photograph these beautiful birds-eye views, but England-based textile artist Victoria Rose Richards captures them with her needle and thread. She creates colorful, 3D embroidery designs inspired by aerial views of the British countryside. With an academic background in biology, Richards has always had an interest in nature.
Every day at sunrise and sunset, the sky transforms into a gradient of beautiful colors.
Embroidery has been around for centuries, and the craft continues to evolve today.
In the past year, many of us have discovered a newfound appreciation for the home. Textile artist Anuradha Bhaumick celebrates the small pleasures of domesticity in her exquisite embroidery art of detailed interiors and outdoor gardens. Her colorful hoops depict figures enjoying their routine—whether it be reading on the couch, lounging in the bath, or sitting under the trees.
The humble needle and thread isn’t just for mending clothes.
Is it floating in the air?