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.
Canadian artist Janelle (aka HuberInk) creates beautiful bead embroidery designs inspired by nature.
From thread painting to “floating” textile motifs, the boundaries of embroidery are being pushed and blurred more and more by contemporary...
For millennia, crafters have continuously found ways to turn everyday objects into works of art. While this interest has culminated in a myriad of decorative art forms, none has resonated quite as strongly as embroidery. The story of embroidery is the story of the world. Embroidery has existed, in some form, in every population across the globe.
French artist Aude Bourgine crafts coral sculptures with a textile twist.
Most avid travelers and nomads would agree with the saying “home is where the heart is.
The possibilities of embroidery are seemingly endless. But among all of the things that are fit to stitch, flowers remain an ever-popular subject. They have taken on different styles throughout the centuries, but their legacy endures. Flowers have a long place in art history; one of their best-known forms is in decorative motifs.
Over the past several years, there’s been a notable revival of the arts and crafts movement.
We’ve seen many experimental embroidery techniques lately, but Dutch fiber artist Ceren (aka Kayra Handmade)
Creative couple Charles Henry and Elin Petronella travel the world together, creating stunning embroidery designs inspired by the architecture they come across. So far, the French-Swedish textile artists have been all over Europe, capturing each vibrant city scene stitch-by-stitch in a series of embroidery patterns. From the colorful streets of Copenhagen to the modernist architecture of Barcelona, each design is sure to evoke strong feelings of wanderlust.
If you’re already on the lookout for creative projects to try in the new year, Heather Lins Home has designed...
As the holidays draw near, there’s usually a major focus on big-ticket gift times.