January 26, 2019

Embroidered and Embellished Coral Sculptures Creatively Promote Ocean Conservation

French artist Aude Bourgine crafts coral sculptures with a textile twist. Immersed in whimsical embellishments, each creation in her Poumons des océans (“Lungs of the Oceans“) series reimagines marine invertebrates as multimedia masterpieces. While this sculpture collection captures the dreamy beauty of the ocean, it also highlights its increasing fragility—a reality at the heart of Bourgine’s practice. On the surface, Poumons des océans appears to be a purely playful interpretation of a reef ecosystem.

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December 21, 2018

Best of 2018: 12 Breakthrough Makers Who Got the World Excited About Arts and Crafts

Over the past several years, there’s been a notable revival of the arts and crafts movement. More than ever, makers are taking advantage of online resources to market their handmade wares to a public that is hungry for unique, artisanal products. Just as we’ve seen more people taking an interest in learning new crafts, more and more people are looking to express their individuality by purchasing unique jewelry, furniture, and fiber art.

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November 28, 2018

These Creative DIY Calendar Kits Let You Embroider Every Month of the Year

If you’re already on the lookout for creative projects to try in the new year, Heather Lins Home has designed the perfect project for those who want to try their hand at embroidery. Her recently released 2019 Calendar Kits invite you to complete easy poke-and-stitch designs each month, allowing crafters of all levels to embellish the artist’s charming illustrations with thread.

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October 22, 2018

Hand-Embroidered Temari Balls Feature Strikingly Intricate Patterns

For centuries, temari balls have been a folk-art favorite in Japan. These exquisitely embroidered orbs are renowned for their eye-catching patterns and bright color palettes. Inspired by this age-old craft, Moscow-based artist Tatiana Vigdorova hand-makes her own Technicolor temari masterpieces. Alternating between embroidery yarn and silk thread, Vigdorova meticulously covers each globe in intricate decorations.

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