From thread painting to “floating” textile motifs, the boundaries of embroidery are being pushed and blurred more and more by contemporary textile artists. Bernita Broderie is helping to enhance this wave of contemporary embroidery art with her brilliant use of cotton threads. She uses the common fibers to render three-dimensional hairstyles that cascade from embroidery hoops in wonderfully unexpected ways. The French crafter’s hand-stitched designs are made using various hair-colored yarns stitched into raw cotton fabric.
For millennia, crafters have continuously found ways to turn everyday objects into works of art.
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.” From family and friends to childhood memories, your hometown is likely to be the place that’s helped define who you are today. That’s why textile artist Celeste Johnston (of Lemon Made Shop) creates her U.S. state-themed embroidery hoop art wall hangings, allowing U.S. residents to pay tribute to their home state with pride.
The possibilities of embroidery are seemingly endless.
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) takes the popular craft a step further by thinking outside of the conventional embroidery hoop. Favoring female subjects, her ethereal designs feature three dimensional elements, such as flowing hair and fabric, that cascade from the textile canvas. Each piece is made by hand, using cotton threads, delicate fabric, and beads stitched on raw cotton fabric.
Creative couple Charles Henry and Elin Petronella travel the world together, creating stunning embroidery designs inspired by the architecture they...
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. But what about the smaller products that you need to buy? They’re perfect for stocking stuffers, secret Santas, or office gifts for that special cubicle buddy. These purchases don’t have to be extravagant or expensive; they just need to show that you put some thought into picking them out.
It’s that time of year again—a time to give thanks (and presents) to those who matter to you the most.
For centuries, temari balls have been a folk-art favorite in Japan.