November 12, 2019

Latin American Embroidery Artist Covers Denim Jackets in Colombia’s Colorful Flora

Denim jackets have been a wardrobe staple ever since they were popularized by silver screen stars such as James Dean and Steve McQueen in the 1950s. Today’s jean jackets come in a number of different styles and colors, but Colombian textile designer Ana Maria Restrepo (of Amarpo) adds personality to the simple garment by customizing them with colorful embroidery. Inspired by her Latin American roots, Restrepo’s upcycled garments celebrate the colorful beauty of Colombia’s nature.

Read Article

September 20, 2019

Artist’s Brilliant Embroidery Stitches Are Seamlessly Fused with Nature

When it comes to embroidery, artist Diana Yevtukh goes a stitch above the rest. Choosing to display her surreal textile art outside of the standard hoop, she seamlessly fuses her pieces with nature and places them on trees. The results are striking. Yevtukh produces a colorful combination of motifs, from floral patterns to thread paintings of a human eye and heart.

Read Article

August 21, 2019

Brilliant Bead Embroidery Turns Earth’s Beautiful Animals into Dazzling 3D Stitches

London-based textile artist Laura Baverstock crafts bespoke embroideries that both honor and push the boundaries of the ancient craft. We often think of embroidery as consisting of only thread, but the designs can be completed with other elements, too. Baverstock creates three-dimensional winged insects, big cats, and marine life using a combination of fibers and most dazzlingly, metal beads.

Read Article

June 9, 2019

25+ Funny Cross Stitches with Unexpectedly Modern Humor

Over the past few years, there’s been a resurgence of interest in needlework. What was once associated with your grandmother’s house is now marching into contemporary homes. Cross-stitch, one of the oldest forms of needlework, used to be thought of as exclusively for alphabet samplers or decorating doilies. However, we’ve run across some hilarious stitchers that are taking cues from pop culture, resulting in thoroughly modern pieces that might make grandma blush.

Read Article