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Artist Creates Double Hoop “Wreath” Embroidery Featuring Beautiful Botanical Illustrations

Embroidery Wreath Hoops by Jessica Long

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Textile artist Jessica Long stitches impeccable botanical designs onto striking double hoops. Each of her wreath-like creations contains its own unique arrangement of flowers, leaves, branches, and sometimes birds.

Long picked up the art of hand embroidery when she was on maternity leave. The artist had recently moved to Washington, and most of her art supplies were still in storage, so she began purchasing embroidery kits off of Etsy. Long fell in love with the three-dimensionality and texture of the medium and continued developing her skills by creating her own original patterns. This passion project eventually blossomed into a small business, where the embroidery artist sells all-inclusive kits based on her designs.

Lavish botanical motifs play a large part in Long’s embroidery art practice. Her love of natural life actually stems from her degree in biology. What makes her art truly stand out, however, is the second hoop she adds at the center of her fabric. Before starting the embroidery process, Long binds the chosen fabric to two different sized hoops—placing the smaller one at the center. Then, after embroidering her floral design, she cuts the unused fabric from the center and glues the remaining pieces to the back of the central hoop. As a result, her vibrant botanical illustrations are transformed into whimsical embroidered wreaths.

You can purchase the artist’s embroidery kits, patterns, and supplies via Long’s Etsy, and keep up to date with her latest creations by following her on Instagram.

Artist Jessica Long creates exquisite double hoop embroidery.

Embroidery Wreath Hoops by Jessica Long

She places a smaller hoop in the center of a larger hoop, and embroiders in a circle.

Embroidery Wreath Hoops by Jessica Long

Then, she cuts the unused fabric and glues it to the back of the central hoop.

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Watch these videos for more insight into Long’s double hoop process.

 

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. When she’s not writing, Margherita continues to develop her creative practice in sequential art.

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