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September 16, 2021

Artist Embroiders Beautiful Dried Flower Arrangements Directly Onto Tulle

Receiving a fresh floral bouquet is nice, but sometimes you want something a bit more unique and long-lasting. Well, Olga Prinku creates a special type of flower arrangement that requires no water or vase. The North Yorkshire-based artist uses real dried blossoms as the medium for colorful embroidery art on delicate tulle. “The idea for flowers-on-tulle embroidery came out of my hobby of wreath-making,” Prinku tells My Modern Met.

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June 30, 2021

Embroidery Artist Mimics Lush Forest Landscapes Through Brilliant Stitching Techniques

Artist Katrin Vates evokes the lushness of the great outdoors through embroidery. Her meticulously detailed landscapes depict tall trees and hidden houses via tiny stitches. They evoke the beauty and wonder you feel when walking through the woods; that the landscape is vast but is full of small moments like a leaf floating towards the ground. Vates became interested in embroidery as a way to decorate things in her home.

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June 14, 2021

What Is Needlepoint? Learn the Basics to Begin the Craft

Sometimes referred to as canvas work, needlepoint is a type of embroidery that dates back to the ancient Egyptians. Traditionally done by stitching wool yarn through a stiff even weave canvas, the craft these days uses different types of thread—from silk and cotton yarns to ribbons and metallic cords—to create different textures.

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