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.
Embroidery artist Ira Pashkevych translates some of the most famous works of art history into tiny textiles you can hold...
November 9, 2019 marked the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Inspired by traditional embroidery techniques, more and more contemporary textile artists are pushing the boundaries of the craft to create elaborate textile art. One of those artists is 21-year-old Victoria Rose Richards. She uses a range of embroidery stitches to craft illustrative landscape scenes that are bursting with color and texture. Richards is based in rural Plymouth, England, where’s she’s surrounded by the natural beauty that inspires her.
Denim jackets have been a wardrobe staple ever since they were popularized by silver screen stars such as James Dean...
What do you buy the person in your life who can make basically everything themselves?
Artist Navid Baraty expresses his love of the solar system with unconventional artworks. Last year, he recreated the cosmos using edible materials including food coloring, coconut milk, and cinnamon, producing photographs that beautifully resembled outer space. Now, the multifaceted artist tells us in an email: “I’m cross-stitching planets based on actual planetary images.” Baraty’s begun cross-stitching the planets in vibrant colors and intricate details.
Philippines-based artist Ruby Thursday (of Thursday CraftLove)
Russian textile artist Nadia Garutt crafts nature-inspired embroidered jewelry that pays homage to vintage accessories.
When it comes to embroidery, artist Diana Yevtukh goes a stitch above the rest. Choosing to display her surreal textile art outside of the standard hoop, she seamlessly fuses her pieces with nature and places them on trees. The results are striking. Yevtukh produces a colorful combination of motifs, from floral patterns to thread paintings of a human eye and heart.
If you’re a fan of modern embroidery, you’re probably familiar with the work of self-taught expert Sarah K. Benning.
London-based textile artist Laura Baverstock crafts bespoke embroideries that both honor and push the boundaries of the ancient craft.