April 15, 2019

Brilliant Embroidery Uses Thread to Mimic Luscious Hair Flowing Off the Hoop

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.

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January 1, 2019

Embroidery Maps Celebrate the Natural Beauty Each U.S. State Has to Offer

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.

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December 11, 2018

3D Embroidery of Floral Females With Hair and Dresses Flowing Off the Hoop

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.

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November 1, 2018

20 Creative Small Gifts That Will Make a Big Impact This Holiday Season

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.

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