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August 8, 2018

Converse Launches Ethereal Line of Embroidered Sneakers Covered in Flowers

Although the iconic sneaker brand Converse has been around since 1908, its designers are constantly working to add contemporary, creative twists to their classic kicks. Their latest styles are clearly no exception—the company recently unveiled a new collection of embroidered sneakers, titled Floral Parkway. The collection sees Converse’s iconic Chuck 70 line reworked into a series of luxury sneakers with a retro feel.

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May 10, 2018

Embroidery Artists Are Using a Needle and Thread to “Paint” Gorgeous Stitched Art

A post shared by Lauren Spark (@laurenjanespark) on Aug 30, 2015 at 5:04am PDT Hand embroidery has many techniques for stitching designs onto fabric. Just like approaches you’d find in drawing, there are a variety of ways to create images in thread that range from stylized to lifelike. For those that want to incorporate realistic imagery or the feeling of movement into their stitching, thread painting is the technique to use. What is Thread Painting?

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February 28, 2018

Embroidery Artist “Paints” Colorful Landscape Scenes With Thread

A post shared by Веруня (@shimunia) on Jan 22, 2018 at 12:22pm PST Over the past few years, we’ve seen many artists creatively pushing the boundaries of embroidery. While some adopt the traditional craft to render simple line work, others use thread to create expressive brushstroke textures and painterly blends of color. One artist to have perfected the hybrid craft of embroidery painting is Russian artist Vera Shimunia.

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January 26, 2018

Japanese Artist Embroiders Miniature Meals You Can Actually Play With

When it comes to textile art, we thought we’d seen it all, but Japanese artist ipnot’s miniature food embroidery designs show there’s no limit to innovation with a needle and thread. ipnot was drawn to embroidery having grown up in a creative family, and watching her grandmother as a child. While exploring the traditional craft herself, the artist discovered the ball-like French knot, calling it her “favorite type of stitch.

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