February 25, 2021

12 Online Embroidery Classes That Make It Easy to Learn Creative Stitching of All Kinds

Embroidery is a craft where there is always something to learn. From hundreds of stitches to contemporary techniques, you’ll never tire of challenging yourself to take your embroidery to the next level. One convenient way to always stay on top of your stitching game is to learn embroidery online. With the help of e-courses, you can get acquainted with the basics as well as fun creative projects—all taught by expert instructors.

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February 4, 2021

Miniature Dollhouse Cushions Meticulously Embroidered in Extraordinary Detail

Those who are skilled with a needle and thread are known to be pretty meticulous; however, Moscow-based Eugenia and Georgy of MiniArtHouse take precision stitching to the next level. The talented crafters create miniature dollhouse cushions, each decorated with elaborate embroidery designs. Each little pillow measures just 3.5 x 3.5 cm but is packed full of detail! Creating dollhouse accessories is no easy feat, as the craft requires a steady hand and plenty of patience.

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December 9, 2020

Enchanting Embroidery Recreates the House From ‘Up’ With Colorful Pom-Poms

Traveling textile artist Penny Dowdell has taken her embroidery art to new heights by working on the go. Originally from the UK, she now lives in Taiwan, where she balances teaching English with her embroidery practice. A few months ago, Dowdell posted one of her completed commissions on her Instagram, which was inspired by the animated Disney film Up, and it quickly garnered thousands of likes and comments.

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September 26, 2020

Bees Become Creative Collaborators by Helping Complete This Artist’s Embroideries

Contemporary artist Ava Roth is not afraid of bees. In fact, honeybees are critical to Roth's mixed-media encaustic artwork which combines beeswax and pigment to create striking abstract compositions. Her recent series Honeycomb Collection embraces the natural products of beehives by working in collaboration with the insects to add their hexagonal combs for the finishing touch on each piece. The Honeycomb Collection brings together materials both man-made and natural.

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