June 4, 2021

What Is Needlepoint? Learn the Basics to Begin the Craft

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.

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May 2, 2021

Embroidery Hoops Act As Tiny Windows Onto Vibrant Vistas Stitched With Thread

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.

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April 15, 2021

This Artist Stitches Colorful 3D Embroidery Designs Inspired By the British Countryside

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.

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March 13, 2021

Interior Embroideries Capture the Pleasure of Being Around Your Favorite Things

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.

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