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October 17, 2020

3D Landscape Embroidery Captures Colorful Aerial Views of Rural England

Those who love to fly know that there's nothing better than peering out of an airplane window to see the landscape below as a patchwork of abstract shapes and colors. Inspired by aerial views, textile artist Victoria Rose Richards creates colorful, 3D embroidery designs based on the rural landscape of her hometown of Plymouth, England. Each highly-detailed piece looks like a textile snapshot taken from the sky.

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September 9, 2020

Artist Embroiders U.S. Flag on Cover of TIME Magazine as a Call for Change [Interview]

Artist Nneka Jones has been busy since graduating college four months ago. She gained recognition—and rightfully so—for her portraits highlighting Black girls and women who have faced injustices. The embroidered images are powerful and use circular motifs to symbolize how the subjects are targets within our society. Jones’ latest project—the coveted cover for TIME magazine—takes another conceptual approach, this time applying it to the United States flag.

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July 28, 2020

Meticulously Stitched Embroideries Look Just Like Mossy Forest Floors

Artist Litli Ulfur uses hand embroidery as a way to explore her connection with nature. She stitches abstract landscapes made up of leafy forests and lush moss that beckons the viewer to look closer and immerse themselves in the mesmerizing textures. The textile artist begins each piece by quieting her mind and allowing herself to be one with nature. Ulfur tries to feel the different forces at work, including scent, color, texture, sound, and taste.

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