February 12, 2020

Artist Gives New Life to Old Forgotten Photographs With Colorful Hand Embroidery

More and more, contemporary embroiderers are pushing the boundaries of the age-old craft to produce unique hand-stitched pieces. Such is the case for calligrapher and fiber artist Han Cao, who combines her chromatic embroidery with found vintage photographs in her series Forgotten Photos. Although based in Palm Springs, Cao collects black and white and sepia-toned pictures from estate sales, antique stores, and flea markets from around the world.

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January 24, 2020

Artist Hand-Embroiders Bags With Charming Woodland Creatures and Nature

Inspired by nature, Russian artist Alexandra Goltsova (of Mart Bag) crafts charming embroidered bags adorned with floral motifs and stitched forest creatures. From cute purses to cross-body bags, Goltsova’s cheerful collection lets wearers carry a little piece of the outdoors with them everywhere they go. Goltsova begins by meticulously hand-stitching her embroidery design onto lush velour fabric.

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December 20, 2019

Embroidery Artist Meticulously Recreates Art History’s Most Iconic Works as Tiny Brooches

Embroidery artist Ira Pashkevych translates some of the most famous works of art history into tiny textiles you can hold in your hand. Meticulously constructed, each short stitch acts as a brushstroke that captures a faithful likeness of paintings by artists like Vincent van Gogh and Monet. Pashkevych recreates their tactile strokes on a much smaller scale, and it’s a testament to her incredible abilities to reproduce the works in this way.

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October 3, 2019

Interview: Artist Handcrafts Colorful Embroidered Jewelry Inspired by Her Filipino Heritage

Philippines-based artist Ruby Thursday (of Thursday CraftLove) handcrafts colorful, embroidered pendants and earrings that capture the beauty of her home country. From floral pendants inspired by garden walks during her childhood to abstract earrings influenced by island life, each of Ruby’s handmade statement pieces is a little reminder of her own roots. Ruby grew up among craftspeople, and first learned how to cross-stitch from her mother.

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