Delicate Cross-Stitched Flowers Pop Up on the Streets of Spain

While summer may be coming to a close, Spain remains in full bloom thanks to Raquel Rodrigo’s exquisite floral installations in Valencia. The large-scale, embroidered flowers have popped up all over the city, embellishing modest facades and transforming weathered storefronts into beautiful hand-made creations.

To fashion the colorful designs, Rodrigo—whose eclectic background spans window display, interior design, and set decoration—employs a traditional cross-stitch method. Although she uses thick, rope-like string and tough wire mesh, her site-specific patterns retain the craft’s delicate aesthetic.

Aptly called ArquiCostura—a clever combination of architetura (architecture) and costura (needlework)—Rodrigo’s creations creatively play with space and offer a fresh take on street art.

ArquiCostura: Website | Facebook 
h/t: [Colossal]

All images via ArquiCostura.

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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