Although leaves often go unnoticed by the average passersby, artist Hillary Waters Fayle has made them the focus of her latest embroidery project. Entitled Botanical Stitchwork, this ongoing series uses the organic materials that the artist collects on her walks as canvases for intricately stitched designs, which range from geometric patterns to stylized floral renderings. The stitching atop the leaves is an unlikely pairing but one ripe with metaphors.
Traveling textile artist Penny Dowdell has taken her embroidery art to new heights by working on the go.
This year was a challenging one for many, but creatives found a way to press forward and continue making art...
Those who love to fly know that there's nothing better than peering out of an airplane window to see the landscape below as a patchwork of abstract shapes and colors. Inspired by aerial views, textile artist Victoria Rose Richards creates colorful, 3D embroidery designs based on the rural landscape of her hometown of Plymouth, England. Each highly-detailed piece looks like a textile snapshot taken from the sky.
Contemporary artist Ava Roth is not afraid of bees.
The traditional art of Chinese silk embroidery goes back 2,500 years, but the craft still lives on today.
Artist Nneka Jones has been busy since graduating college four months ago. She gained recognition—and rightfully so—for her portraits highlighting Black girls and women who have faced injustices. The embroidered images are powerful and use circular motifs to symbolize how the subjects are targets within our society. Jones’ latest project—the coveted cover for TIME magazine—takes another conceptual approach, this time applying it to the United States flag.
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.
While many embroidery artists stitch within the confines of their hoops, Dutch fiber artist Ceren, aka Kayra Handmade, lets her textile elements cascade beyond the circular compositions. She creates 3D embroidery designs of female subjects with loose thread hair and fabric dresses that flow as if summer breezes are gently sweeping through them.
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.