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

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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.

Embroidery is a “slow craft” and Pashkevych is not shy about how long it can take to finish a stitched piece. Much of her handiwork is meant to be worn. She creates brooches featuring landscape paintings and portraits that are stitched to felt and then finished with a swivel clasp to secure on your favorite sweater. “The complexity and execution time of a brooch can vary greatly,” Pashkevych explains. “A simple brooch usually takes five hours.” She worked on her popular Starry Night brooch for a week in order to capture all of its swirling details.

You can peruse Pashkevych's wonderful wearables and hoop art by visiting her Etsy shop, Blooming Day.

Ira Pashkevych creates embroidered brooches of art history's most iconic paintings.

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In addition to brooches, she also creates art history-themed hoop art.

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All images via Ira Pashkevych.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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